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

WolFStoria Episode 137 – Getting Onto The Asteroid

August 28, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“Oh, you silly, silly things! You smart, smart things! That’s exactly what I am! Oh, I can’t remember the last time that I met someone quite so smart!” The wind whips and dances around MeaZea. Finally, the shape at the

WolFStoria Episode 136 – Learning What The Voice Is

August 10, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“I get to guess now, right? On what you are?” MeaZea flicks her tail, fins curling with nerves. She thinks that she’s got the right answer, but there’s always a chance that she’s wrong. If that happens, then MeaZea isn’t

WolFStoria Episode 135 – The Very Last Question

July 19, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“We only have five questions left,” says MeaZea, frowning. “I think…I think I might know what she is. But…it’s a bit of a longshot, WooFZee. I think we need to see this through to the end and ask every question

WolFStoria Episode 134 – Halfway Through The Game

July 7, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“Question eight,” announces the voice. “Let’s see if you can pick a good one!” “All of our questions have been good ones,” grumbles WooFZee. He glares at the ground far, far beneath them. “This game is tedious. How are we

WolFStoria Episode 133 – They Play The Game And Ask Some Questions

June 19, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

It’s decided, very quickly, that MeaZea will go first. For the first question, she asks, “are you always invisible?” “No,” says the voice. It laughs, as if that was the funniest question that could be asked. There is no explanation

WolFStoria Episode 132 – MeaZea Learns The Rules Of The Asteroid Creature’s Game

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

There’s silence for a very long time, as if the invisible creature is thinking very hard on the added addition. MeaZea and WooFZee hold their breaths; both of them stressed and concerned, for they know nothing about this strange creature,

WolFStoria Episode 131 – MeaZea And The Invisible Asteroid Creature Make A Deal

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

“You should tell me,” insists the voice. “I can’t help you if I don’t know what your name is, and you can’t get up here if I don’t help you. That’s just how it is, you silly things. Don’t be

WolFStoria Episode 130 – MeaZea Meeting The Strange Asteroid Voice

June 7, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

It’s slow going, getting up the invisible steps. WooFZee cannot remember the last time he was so utterly terrified of a task that MeaZea had laid out before him. But this? This is like something straight from a nightmare. They

WolFStoria Episode 129 – Finding The Stairs

May 23, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

No matter what way MeaZea twists and turns the map, the runes still don’t turn into anything legible. She says, “we need to figure something out.” And so, unsure of what that something might be, they wander around beneath the

WolFStoria Episode 128 – MeaZea Gets To The Asteroid Belt

May 8, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

For a while, after leaving Akana and the other Moon Faeries, the duo simply walk in silence. They are back in the void of space, where there’s darkness beneath WooFZee’s paws and stars speckling the horizon. The world around them

WolFStoria Episode 127 – MeaZea Gets A List

April 19, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Akana leads MeaZea and WooFZee around the basin of the lake. The waterfall is running clear now; beautiful bursts of silver and white light, mixed in with an ethereal looking stream of water. They come from nowhere, from the sky,

WolFStoria Episode 126 – Goodbye Anakin

April 11, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

For a very long moment, the Star Fire doesn’t say anything. Then, finally, she nods her head. IT’s a single, sharp motion. “I will accept that as penance.” Confused, MeaZea says, “what’s going on? Why would that serve as penance?”

WolFStoria Episode 125 – MeaZea Learns Why The Star Fire Is Here

April 11, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“I don’t know how to do that,” says the faerie, and she sounds almost desperate. Her wide, white eyes keep snapping to the Star Fire, like she can’t really comprehend what’s going on. “Just try something,” insists MeaZea. “Try anything!”

WolFStoria Episode 124 – The Moon Faeries Are Back

March 30, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

It seemed like a good idea at the start. Now, though, as MeaZea approaches the surface of the lake, she can’t help but be concerned. What’s happened in her absence? Is WooFZee okay? How is she supposed to show this

WolFStoria Episode 123 – The Star Fire Gives A Second Chance

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

“What does that mean?” MeaZea clutches at the edge of the gap, tail flowing slowly in the current. The glow is warm, but not in a comforting way. If anything, it makes her skin crawl, it makes her scales slither

WolFStoria Episode 122 – MeaZea Finds The Starfire

March 6, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

At first, there is nothing but murk. Slowly though, a golden haze begins to form around MeaZea. The bronze appears to have life trapped within the color; a strange thing, to recognize it as a sentient being, just as capable

WolFStoria Episode 121 – MeaZea Going After The Starfire

February 23, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“We don’t want your water,” promises MeaZea. “We haven’t come here to take anything from you. In fact, we’re here to help.” “Don’t need your help,” snarls the fae. She is obviously the leader of the group, the other moon

WolFStoria Episode 120 – MeaZea At The Starshine Waterfalls

February 11, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Walking into the vale that surrounds the starshine waterfalls is like walking into a dream. Black hills rise out of the darkness, blanketed in small, glittering star-like flowers. An imprint of the crescent moon has been burnt into the ground,

WolFStoria Episode 119 – Going To Solve The Starfire

January 31, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Clearly, Almitak and her sisters aren’t happy with the announcement. They hem, and they haw, and they trade glances with each other. Finally, Almitak shakes her head. The images vanish from the air, leaving nothing behind but a vague shimmer.

WolFStoria Episode 118 – MeaZea Learning About The Starfire

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

Long ago, the starshine waterfalls had been known for their beauty. They ran, not just with water, but with silver light. Mists had billowed out around the place where water touched ground, a veritable place of fantasy. At least, this

WolFStoria Episode 117 – MeaZea Heading For The Star Fae

January 9, 2017 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The Kingdom of the Night is a vast and spiraling thing. It stretches out in all directions, taking up the entire sky and then some. The stars vary in size and shape. Some of them are distant things, like the

WolFStoria Episode 116 – MeaZea Agrees To Help The Moon Man

December 30, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“I am sorry,” says the Moon Man, voice low and rolling. It sounds as though he’s talking from a very far way off, and the words can only just be made out. “I have but two jobs – to protect

WolFStoria Episode 115 – Meeting The Moon Man

November 28, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

It seems to take both an eternity and no time at all to arrive at the gates Elbath had spoken about. They rise out of the darkness, crafted from alabastor and moonbeams; woven with starlight and shards of crushed diamonds.