The Magic Behind the Magic

Rainbow Inspiration - Get Your Magic On

In my Realm there’s Magic and then there’s magic. The first Magic is what my Realm is based on and created with. It is the coin of power. It is a token by which people gain status. This Magic is tightly controlled by Ritual and Decorum. I, as Bard, also utilize this Magic, though I […]

Discover Your Magic

August - Creators Realm - Jelly 21

We all have a magic inside us, one that is truly our own. This is our superpower, our change-the-world talent. Many times, we don’t recognize our own magic because we’re too busy trying to imitate the magic of others. Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in someone else’s story that we forget the work it […]

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 […]

Seeking and Finding

April - Wanderlore Grove - Creators Realm - Jelly 18 - Little Clockwork Bird

I’ve mentioned my mom several times so far, but I’ve really never written much about her and what she was really like. Both of my parents were a bit of a mystery to me as I was growing up. I didn’t know a lot about their lives before I was born, and this void of […]

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 […]