Technicolor Sheep (in a one-horse town)

Cratersville - Icon Realm

Spring – Cratersville – Fifth Grade Written by Jellybean Reds We were spending the afternoon in Cratersville. It was spring and we were talking about animals that are symbolic of the season when Poppy mentioned sheep. Apparently she had been talking to Marjorie, one of Mrs. Fields friends, about sheep and how wool is turned […]

Magic Mountain

April 01 - Cratersville - 10th Grade - Little Creatures at the Magic Mountain

The sun was rising on a chilly morning as I flipped through the pages of my Creation Book. It was April 1st and I was looking for a bit of inspiration to test the gullibility of my fellow denizens of the great town of Cratersville. I knew all of the tried and true pranks that […]

Turkey Day

November - Cratersville - Jelly 13

Gobble, gobble, get ready! Turkey Day is almost here! Now, some of you may know this fast approaching day as Thanksgiving, while others of you may think of it as Shop-Till-You-Drop-Eve, but in Cratersville, where I grew up, this day was the day we celebrated turkeys. Yes, you read that right, instead of eating turkeys […]

Strangers in a Strange Land

September - Creators Realm - Jelly 18

If you know anything of my early years in the Icon Worlds, you would understand why I’m drawn to the Bohemian aesthetic. Both my mom and my sister Poppy were Wanderlores by tradition meaning they lived their lives according to the rituals required of active members of the Tribe*. Despite the Wanderlores proclivity for living […]

Carnival Day

Spring Equinox - Cratersville - Fifth Grade

Spring has sprung. And it’s time to celebrate! When I was growing up, Carnival Day was one of four carnival-themed days during the year where the Wanderlores left their sacred Grove to join the denizens of Cratersville to celebrate the change in seasons with a deliciously boisterous bash. Part music festival, part street scene, part […]

Surprise

February 14 - Cratersville - Junior Year - Teddy Bear with Rainbow Balloons

At first, I thought I had escaped the worse of it. It was my birthday, which also meant it was Candy Hearts Day. My birthday flew under the radar with nothing more to show but a lopsided cupcake—heavily frosted—which was waiting for me in my locker when I arrived at school. The cupcake was from […]

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 […]