WolFStoria Episode 187

March 17, 2020 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

MeaZea has been thinking about this since she spoke to the statue in the garden. She’s put a lot of thought into what jokes she might tell the Lady of the Moon, into what she might be able to do

WolFStoria Episode 186

March 14, 2020 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The stairs let out into an empty room, and that empty room lets into another empty room. This time, there’s a door, and Zen rushes over to it. “This leads to the Lady of the Moon’s room!” “Then let’s get

WolFStoria Episode 185

March 11, 2020 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

WooFZee is very fast on his feet. Like all wolves, he also has sharp eyes and a keen sense of smell. Finding the button is hard but not an impossible feat. It’s tucked into the fool’s gold stone wall behind

WolFStoria Episode 184

March 9, 2020 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

They go up the stairs, each step counted, and then WooFZee turns and goes right back down them. He counts each step out loud as he goes, both to keep track of them, and in an attempt to get on

WolFStoria Episode 183

January 5, 2020 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

When Zen is long gone from sight, Stella admits, “I used to spend hours with the Lady of the Moon, just the two of us. But now that she isn’t allowed to leave, oh! No one ever comes to see

WolFStoria Episode 182

January 4, 2020 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Zen leads the way through the mess of lamia, small enough to easily pick through their star studded coils without any kind of an issue. It’s far more difficult for WooFZee, who has to pick out each paw step with

WolFStoria Episode 181

January 3, 2020 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

If WoofZee is at a disadvantage against the guards, MeaZea is impossibly unable to do anything. From on top of WooFZee’s back, she couldn’t see anything. Zen’s voice came, as if from a distance. “I will jump up every few

WolFStoria Episode 180

January 2, 2020 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Stepping through the veil is a little bit like surfacing after being under the deep water for a very, very long time. It’s not an unpleasant feeling, but it’s a strange one – as if, in your absence, the very

WolFStoria Episode 179

January 1, 2020 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The Dark Side of the Moon is a very strange place. The tall grass is dark gray, and the air is cold and heavy. The further along the path they go, the more depressing and distressing it is. MeaZea curls

WolFStoria Episode 178

December 31, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The tree line shouldn’t be this far away. A few steps, and WooFZee should be able to cross the threshold. But it’s not. It feels like he’s running forever. At any moment, the shadows could catch him! Zen pushes out

WolFStoria Episode 177

December 30, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

WooFZee doesn’t like this. The forest is dark and sprawling, and MeaZea curls against his back like she’s coming down sick, or maybe more like she’s trying to hide. And Zen won’t answer his questions. No matter how many times

WolFStoria Episode 176

December 29, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Just like the rest of the world here, everything is white and gray and gleaming silver. The shadows stretch on too far, moving over the land as though following the second hand of a clock. It’s hard keeping track of

WolFStoria Episode 175

December 28, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

They wait for what seems to be a very long time before Zen shows up, looking harried but whole and all in one piece. He rubs at an ear with a front paw and says, “that was close!” WooFZee growls

WolFStoria Episode 174

December 27, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

They move very slow, at first. Part way across the vale, and MeaZea thinks that they’ve made it. But then – a screech! The Zeeb’s let out an alarm cry! Their massive wings beat at the sky, churning up a

WolFStoria Episode 173

December 26, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The other side of the stream leads into a forest, just as white and silver and gray as the rest of the moon. From above, the foliage must give off the impression of the craters of the moon. There are

WolFStoria Episode 172

December 25, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Zen leads them to a small stream, just as monochrome as the rest of the world. Silver pebbles line the bottom of the stream. “Here we are! This is the stream!” MeaZea frowns. “It doesn’t look like there’s any mud

WolFStoria Episode 171

December 24, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

WooFZee asks, “who are you?” The little mouse rubs at his face with one paw. “I’m Zen.” MeaZea smiles. “Zen? I like that name. It feels very kind.” “That’s a kind thing for you to say,” says Zen. He blinks

WolFStoria Episode 170 – Meeting The Moon Mouse

December 23, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The thought of leaving the path is extremely daunting. It’s just that there’s seemingly no way to come back, no way to relocate home after this. Or, what accounts for the way home, at least. So they wait, for a

WolFStoria Episode 169 – Off The Moon

December 22, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The flowers aren’t the only thing that make their own rules. Everywhere MeaZea looks, something impossible seems to have come into existence. The path that cuts through the field is completely clear of any weeds of plant growth, a pure

WolFStoria Episode 168 – On The Moon

December 21, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

WooFZee says nothing, as the Keeper of the Coins leads them down, to the cylindrical contraption below. He runs a paw over the side of it, claws ripping off exactly seven gold coins. These coins, he gives to MeaZea. “You’ll

WolFStoria Episode 167 – Sharing The Secret

December 20, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The fox leads them through the building. They go down the strange, moving, changing halls, and then up – up – up what seems like an impossibly tall flight of stairs. When they get to the top of them, there’s

WolFStoria Episode 166 – About To Trade A Secret

February 19, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

In the end, MeaZea is sent back to the room with the massive baths to wait. The air grows so heady from the heated water that it makes her head swim and her nose feel stuffy. She lounges in a

WolFStoria Episode 165 – More Of The Fox’s Story

January 25, 2019 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

It’s meant to be a comment that strikes fear into the heart, but MeaZea feels only sorrow. She can’t imagine what that would be like – what this poor creature has endured over the years. Grief can be the biggest

WolFStoria Episode 164 – The Fox’s Story

December 6, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

This is the story that the fox tells. He speaks in low, sad tones. He paints a picture with words, like MeaZea has never seen or heard before. “When I was little, the sun went out. Everyone else was afraid

WolFStoria Episode 163

November 23, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Getting out of the pool takes a lot of work. It’s not the first time that MeaZea has been without a mount on land, but it’s the first time in a long while, and it’s the first time it’s happened

WolFStoria Episode 162 – The Caretaker

November 13, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

There’s something wrong about this room. MeaZea can feel it, deep in her scales. It’s just that nothing seems overtly out of place. She swims languidly through the green tea bath, pausing on occasion to pull up a bubble of

WolFStoria Episode 161 – Entering The Caretaker Temple

October 22, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

They rest for what seems like ever, but no one ventures in or out of the temple. Eventually, impatient, MeaZea asks, “now what?” The rabbit finally gets back onto her paws. “Now you go in without me.” “What?” “I won’t

WolFStoria Episode 160 – After The Field

October 22, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Once more, MeaZea finds herself on San’s back. The gazelle is less than pleased. MeaZea can tell that. But he never tries to shake her free or veer from the path, so MeaZea tries not to be stricken with too

WolFStoria Episode 159 – Back On The Road

September 27, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

They take MeaZea inside of the house and let her sit on a red futon. The cushions are laced with gold. Everything about the cottage is both fancy and humble, as though it might once have been the summer get-away

WolFStoria Episode 158 – Taking A Quick Rest

September 11, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Do it well. That’s what the rabbit had said. MeaZea tries to believe that San can, but – the laughter is louder, now, and it’s so hard to not look. She asks, “what’s a child of the coin?” “Hold on

WolFStoria Episode 157 – The Guide Starts Up The Hill

August 27, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

MeaZea makes her choice. She will always make this choice. But, before she can say it out loud, footsteps sound from behind her, impossibly loud. A gazelle steps out of the bamboo. He is made from the same pitch black

WolFStoria Episode 156 – Getting A Ride And Learning Some More

August 15, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

As one might imagine, getting through the field of rapeseed flowers without a wolf to carry her is very difficult business. It’s slow going, too, as MeaZea drags herself over the soft foliage, crushing golden flowers under the bulk of

WolFStoria Episode 155 – Two Meteors Over

July 27, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“WooFZee! WooFZee, please! Get up!” Desperately, MeaZea shakes the wolf. Her fingers curl tight in his fur. WooFZee is limp and very, very still. He’s breathing, but the rise and fall of his sides are incredibly faint. “Please, WooFZee! What-

WolFStoria Episode 154 – On The Next Task

July 9, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Prince Dorado leaves the duo at the edge of the fountain, claiming that he and Esther don’t get along. MeaZea makes sure to thank him one last time before they venture back into the fountain where, much to their surprise,

WolFStoria Episode 153 – The Story Of The Lady Of The Sun

June 19, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Once upon a time, there was a Lady. She was tall and dark, with skin of burnt ozone and hair crafted from flames. She lived in a kingdom that was as grand as it was hot; crafted from smouldering stones

WolFStoria Episode 152 – Learning About The Next Item

June 1, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Much like the Queen, the princess appears to have been crafted from materials vastly different than flesh and bone. Her skin is marble and starlight; her eyes sunsets burning in the confines of a ruby. She sits in a room,

WolFStoria Episode 151 – Queen Of Halithorn

May 14, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

It seems like forever before Prince Dorado appears again, looking significantly more harried and frazzled than before. Still, he waves his hand, beguiling the small group to follow him along. The rest of the castle is just as amazing –

WolFStoria Episode 150 – At The Chapel Of Halithorn

May 4, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Prince Dorado is, by blood, the ruler of the stob-goblin’s. By vow, though, he is the prince of the asteroid; the husband of Princess El, and future ruler of the entire belt. They don’t talk much on the way to

WolFStoria Episode 149 – Meeting The Crown Prince

May 4, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Quick as the wild things that they are, the stob-goblin and WooFZee go racing back through the mining tunnels. Up they go, moving through the twisting paths with the fluidity of someone that knows far too much. There is little

WolFStoria Episode 148 – Letting In The Sun

April 6, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Once the boulder is in place, WooFZee helps MeaZea up on top of the large stone. She takes a deep breath, once more pulling the katana from its sheathe. She stretches up, jamming the tip of her blade into the

WolFStoria Episode 147 – Finding The Sun

March 16, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The red bells ring At end of day I could not make you go away You chose to stay The stob-goblin won’t stop singing, and it’s starting to make WooFZee’s head hurt. He paces back and forth around the cavern,

WolFStoria Episode 146 – Taking Action With The Red Bells

February 27, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

For a while, they watch the bells from a distance. WooFZee refuses to go close enough to let MeaZea touch the bells. He’s leery of plants like this, leery of fungus and mushrooms. Eventually, though, they come to the conclusion

WolFStoria Episode 145 – Finding The Red Bells

February 1, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The stob-goblin leads the way. It darts from one part of the wall to the other. At points, it clambers up unto the ceiling, hissing, growling, and singing – always, always singing. The words sear themselves into the back of

WolFStoria Episode 144 – Taking The Right Path

February 1, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The mining tunnel seems to stretch on forever. It’s easy to see where the residents of the asteroid quit working. In some places, there are still pick axes dug into the stone walls. At other points, the duo pass wheel

WolFStoria Episode 143 – Realizing The Stob Goblins Are Good And Going To Find The Red Bells

January 2, 2018 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“We can’t go back,” insists MeaZea. The mermaid squints her eyes. She can’t see the stob goblins. The shadows are too dark, and the air is too strange. Send me home Send me home Mining Roads Send me home No

WolFStoria Episode 142 – Finding The Stob Goblins On The Mining Road

December 15, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The bells turn into chimes. The chimes turn into voices. Only WooFZee can hear them. Send me home Send me home Mining Roads Send me home We are lost In depths so deep We are lost And cannot keep Fighting

WolFStoria Episode 141 – Into The Stob Goblin Lair

November 21, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The mines are not too far away from the Singing Stones. Or, perhaps, they are miles away? It’s hard to keep track of the passage of time in this strange world. MeaZea spends the walk to the mines running her

WolFStoria Episode 140 – Speaking With Ester And Gaining A Quest

October 13, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

MeaZea can’t curtsy but she does her best to wave her arm in the mockery of a bow, and WooFZee dips his head in respect. “My Lady,” says MeaZea. Before she can go any further, the water born woman says,

WolFStoria Episode 139 – On The Third Asteroid

September 20, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The third asteroid is just like the one before. It is impossibly large, with strange stone statues protruding from the surface of the asteroid. WooFZee makes sure to keep his head down, jaws parted to try and prevent anyone from

WolFStoria Episode 138 – Traversing The Asteroid Belt

September 5, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Cheech makes a great deal of flying in several circles around the asteroid. Finally, though, she sits MeaZea and WooFZee down on the rough, stone surface. WooFZee looks down at his paws. “The stone is warm.” “Oh, yes. This is