’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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Magical Birthday – AUGUST

August - Creators Realm - Jelly 24

Another month has come and gone, where’s the summer going! Of course, here in the Creators Realm I don’t experience summer the same way that I did in Cratersville, or as I do when I’m staying in the Wanderlore Grove. That’s okay because I always have my eternal clock hovering nearby which enlightens me, not […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]