We Are the Rainbow

Letters to Earth - Rainbow Smileys

Some of you might be wondering why I always talk about what we can do to change ourselves instead of just focusing on the problems in the world. The answer is simple—the only soul you or I have one hundred percent control of is the one that resides within. To some, this may seem self-centered, […]

Prelude

January - Icon Realm - Senior Year

It was January. The weather was warm—eerily so.  My father and I were standing on the roof of his theater. It was not the one in Cratersville. This was his other home. The one that suited his style best. Why we didn’t end up here in this big city of lights instead of the sleepy […]

Rainbow Power

Letters to Earth - Rainbow Peace Sign with Hearts

In this post I want to write about the power of love. When societies become divided, love is in short supply. One reason for this phenomena, I believe, is because instead of seeing each other as human beings with unique stories, we start viewing each other as caricatures, representative of ideas we either immediately like […]

Playing the Long Game

Game of Life - Fortune Teller

My sister, Poppy, and I loved playing cards. The fact that our father was a renowned magician both on stage and in real life probably pre-disposed us to our abiding interest. The first game we played, though we really weren’t trying to play one at the time, was guessing the reaction on our father’s face […]

Happy Bird Day

January - Creators Realm - Jelly 24

Hello January Babies! You are truly lucky to be born in January. Not only is your birthday free of being over-shadowed by the present-wrapping and merry-making of December, but you have National Bird Day to celebrate in your birth month to boot! Now you might not be much into birds, but you should be. Birds […]

Holidays of Cratersville

Early January - Creators Realm - Jelly 20

The last Jolly Zings of the season are flittering about my head. They’re dropping their remaining bits of glitter and tinsel upon me as I’m writing these words. Once their magic reservoirs are empty they’ll be gone. The Jolly Zings appear along with the rest of their festive compatriots on the day after Turkey Day—also […]

’Tis the Season to be Holly

December - Creators Realm - Jelly 18

Every year, right after Turkey Day, the Holly Zings would appear. These little creatures with the green holly wings would hide in plain sight amongst the other Holly Day decor where they would wait eagerly for the perfect moment to interject a little Holly Day frivolity into someone’s day. Some would hitch rides on the […]

Little Blue Orb

December 24 - Creators Realm - Jelly 18

From afar, Earth is a marble of blue, green and brown shrouded by an ever-changing, wispy cocoon of white. Zooming in, this placid jewel turns more rugged as mountains, rivers and roads come into view. At night, bright webs of light electrify the darkened land. I can’t recall the number of hours that my sister, […]

Peace on Earth

December - Creators Realm - Jelly 18

Peace on Earth. There’s no more powerful or yearned for wish this time of year. Some people believe Peace on Earth means an absence of war or other violence. The way I see it, though, Peace on Earth means more than just cessation of conflict. To me, any world truly doesn’t have peace until its […]

Holly Jolly Birthday

December - Creators Realm - Jelly 24

Hello to all you December babies! Tis the season to be jolly and to celebrate your birthday! In this month’s post, I wish to share a helpful hint on tackling those “single-gifters” who combine your birthday gift and your holly day gift into one nifty package. First off, I’m on your side. Holly Day gifts […]