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 […]

Shamrocks & Rainbows

March 17 - Cratersville - Fifth Grade

We all get a little lost sometimes. It happens to the best of us. I still remember one Shamrock Day when we were visiting our home that wasn’t a home, meaning the retro-futuristic, UFO-shaped house in Cratersville where our father sometimes stayed, not the bohemian style starwagon in the Grove where Wanderlores like our mom […]

The Purpose of Jelly’s World

Life on Zorko - Tessla Queen - Keeper of the Portal

Jelly’s Story is about what happens in society when an established decorum becomes oppressive and needs to be replaced with a new way of doing things. The magic in Jelly’s world exists in two parts. One part is always in power while the other part is reserved for the time of change. When the time […]

’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 […]

Bard Cycle

Official Guide to My World

There is much confusion around what the Era of the Bards would look like. Much of the confusion was designed by the Wanderlores, for if those involved really knew what bringing forth the Bards meant, they certainly would not have participated. The Bards, it was believed, would have the power to re-script the Realm. Meaning, […]

Wheel of Life

September - Creators Realm - Jelly 20

It’s best to think of life’s journey not so much as a straight line filled with the milestones of accomplishments, but as a spiral where each year brings you back to the place where you have been before, granting another chance to connect to your soul’s mission. Of course, this only makes sense if you […]

The Wanderlores

The Wanderlores

The Wanderlores have a secret. The secret was even secret from me until I formally joined my mother’s clan when I was seventeen. The secret has to do with the names the Wanderlores call themselves, as well as the nomenclature they use to describe the sacred spaces they call home. The name Wanderlores refers to […]

Butterfly Dreams

Late August before 7th Grade - Wanderlore Grove - Icon Realm - Jelly 12

I still remember the day when a hungry caterpillar inched its way across the top of my Creation Book. It was late summer. My sister Poppy and I were sitting in the shade along the banks of a lazy flowing stream in the Wanderlore Grove—our typical summer haunt. Damselflies darted about, doing their dark hunting […]

Butterfly Dreams Reborn

August - Zell’s Place - Creators Realm - Jelly 18 - Black Butterfly with Clockwork Gears

It was August. Two months had passed since I entered the Realm that would forever be my new home. Back in the small desert town of Cratersville, where I grew up, the weather would be in full furnace mode as was typical for late summer. In the Creators Realm, however, it was the same temperature […]

Love Makes the World Tweet

August - Wanderlore Grove - Icon Realm - Jelly 12 - Little Yellow Bird Singing

I love birds, they remind me of my sister Poppy. The Wanderlore Grove, where we spent our early childhood exploring all things natural and magical, was populated with an abundance of birds. Poppy, being a true avian maven, would wow me on a regular basis with her wide repertoire of bird song. I became even […]