Maverick

Life on Zorko - Tessla Queen - Keeper of the Portal

I’m a maverick. I have been ever since I was young. I have no desire to do things the tried and true way. Part of this stubbornness has to do with the fact that I am on the autism spectrum. How I operate isn’t easily plugged into the plug and play world that society structures […]

Life on Zorko

life on zorko - tessla queen - keeper of the portal

I’m not sure what possessed me to start writing in my own voice, from my own perspective. It’s like I woke up one day to find that there was someone else’s voice in my head. At first I was confused for the voice didn’t sound like Jellybean or Blueberry—the two characters I harness to deliver […]

The Secret Language of Me

Life on Zorko - Tessla Queen - Keeper of the Portal

One of the main reasons I express myself through the characters and scenes of Jelly’s World is because communication for me—especially verbal—is so challenging. Not only am I on the spectrum, but I had a very strange upbringing. My parents didn’t act like neurotypical parents. I was left to raise myself for the most part, […]

Both and Neither

August - Creators Realm - Jelly 25

I’ve written before about how we’re all born into other peoples’ stories. My own story is more complicated than most. Some of this complexity comes from the fact that my birth family chose to live a fiction for most of my life growing up in Cratersville. By the time I returned to the Creators Realm, […]