Let Me Entertain You

August - Creators Realm - Jelly 21

It took me a while to discover my true self because I was always comparing myself to my father or my sister. It was my sister who diagnosed my shadow syndrome and helped me to discover my own true light. My father was a great magician and entertainer. I don’t claim to be an illusionist […]

Origins – Little Creatures

Life on Zorko - Tessla Queen - Keeper of the Portal - Creature Emerging from Crater

Every creation has an origin story. The little creatures of Jelly’s World are no different. In Jelly’s story, the little creatures’ origins are tied to the mysterious and powerful Magic that Jellybean discovers when they are ten. Together with their younger sister, Poppy, they unleash not only their imaginations, but a fair bit of chaos […]

Dawn of a New Decorum

April - Cratersville - 10th Grade - Little Creature with Flower

It was in my tenth grade year of high school that the pivot happened. Up until this point, my sister Poppy and I, had created little creature with little thought as to what their purpose was. The Blues’ grandmother, Mrs. Fields, was the first to understand that our technique of ignoring the elephant (i.e. little […]

Little Creatures

Life on Zorko - Tessla Queen - Keeper of the Portal - Three Little Creatures

When the portal to Jelly’s world first opened, it didn’t take me long to realize that the little creatures would be a large component of their* creative endeavors. I also understood that the little creatures didn’t represent a foray into a children’s wonderland per se but a clarion call for rediscovery to more mature souls […]

Creating Little Creatures

March - Creators Realm - Jelly 21 - Three Little Creatures

When I was ten, my sister and I discovered an incredible Magic. The Magic came with no instructions on how it was to be used. The only caveat was that if we accepted its contract we couldn’t stop creating—ever. Now, most would have balked at the lack of loopholes, but this didn’t dissuade my sister […]

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 […]

Negotiations

january - cratersville - 10th grade - Hug Me Bing on Sign

It was mid January. And, according to my calendar it was only a few days away from National Hugging Day. Of course, we didn’t have an official hugging day in Cratersville, but that didn’t stop me from inserting one into my Calendar of Extraordinary Days after I learned of its existence on that great cloudy […]

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 […]

Summer Carnival

Summer Solstice - Cratersville - Jelly 16

Cratersville held four carnivals during the year. Each carnival fell on the day-of-the-changing-season. My family never missed a carnival. When Poppy and I were younger we played the happy tourists, exploring various booths, rides and entertainment venues.  It was at the summer carnival before seventh grade, our touristy ways gave way to participating in the […]

Peace, Love and Rainbows

life on zorko - tessla queen - keeper of the portal

I’ve always been a maverick. I couldn’t help it. Not only am I gender non-binary, but I’m also neurodiverse and creative as well. The world for me is a very different place than it is for the majority of society. What society expects just doesn’t work for me. For most of my life, I thought […]