WolFStoria Episode 114 – Dancing With The Stars

November 9, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“She went through it,” gasps MeaZea. “I don’t believe it!” WooFZee snorts. “Everything we’ve done here, and that’s what you choose to believe.” “Don’t be rotten,” scolds MeaZea. “That’s not normal, even for this place. There’s been some level to

WolFStoria Episode 113 – Meeting Elbath

November 3, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

There is no light. It sets WooFZee on edge. Every good hunter knows that things lurk in the dark, and every good warrior knows that they are seldom welcome. After all, eveyrone is born with an innate fear of the

WolFStoria Episode 112 – Into The Moon Cave

November 3, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

MeaZea pulls a face. “How we can dream?” Thanatas says, “you’ll see.” The two can’t get anything else from the snake, no matter how much they aask. They are just left to follow her through the crop circle maze. Eventually,

WolFStoria Episode 111 – MeaZea Gets A Guide Out

October 24, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Anywhere but here turns out to be a nearby plain. The grass grows in thick clumps of purple. It’s tangled and unkempt, like no one has been here for a very long time. The weeds tickle WooFZee’s stomach, and his

WolFStoria Episode 110 – Breaking The Mirror World

October 5, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

WooFZee’s words turn out to be a cue of sort. The beach has never been welcoming but, in that moment, it is something even worse. The land that the adventurous duo are in, mind you, is that of the mirror

WolFStoria Episode 109 – Saying Goodbye To Pao

October 4, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Water washes through Pao’s body. He’s no longer physical – just a pale imprint of color in the dark chasm. When he speaks his voice is soft and distant, as if he’s very far away from everyone else. “I guess

WolFStoria Episode 108 – MeaZea Is Finally Free

October 4, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Pao takes a deep breath. He lifts up one hand and presses it against the pale yellow veil that connects the golden circlets. “I don’t know. I don’t know how to get her out of here. But…she was being guarded

WolFStoria Episode 107 – The Sirens Defeat

October 4, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Flip her hair back. The words echo in WooFZee’s mind. He staggers forward, lost in the siren’s song. “Put your hair back.” The woman says, “don’t you trust me.” “I do, but Pao doesn’t. He needs to see your face,”

WolFStoria Episode 106 – MeaZea Fighting The Siren

August 25, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Down, down, down they go. The cavern seems endless. The darkness is so thick, it threatens to swallow Pao and WooFZee whole. Slowly, softly, something else fills the ravine. Where once there was nothing but blackness and silence, now a

WolFStoria Episode 105 – MeaZea Beneath The Sea

August 22, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The farther down they go, the darker the water gets. And then the strangest thing happens – it starts to get light again. Bright red coral grows along the stones, giving off a light all of its own. Thick green

WolFStoria Episode 104

August 22, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“What do you mean you can’t leave?” WooFZee stares at Pao in disbelief. “I thought that you wanted to go see the real world?” “I do,” says PAo, seriously. “I want to see it more than anything else in the

WolFStoria Episode 103 – Finding Out Where MeaZea Is

August 22, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

When the light cleared, an old man stood in place of the egg. He was tall and slender, impossibly so. It looked as though the flesh of a younger man had been pulled over the Elder Star’s bones. Thick waves

WolFStoria Episode 102 – The Elder Star’s Riddle

August 22, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

WooFZee walks up to the stone, determination in his every step. Riddles and rhymes, they have always been more MeaZea’s thing then his. She can solve them in a matter of second, mind sharp as the katana’s that she wears

WolFStoria Episode 101 – Meeting The Elder Star

August 22, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Nothing grows within the Vale of Reflections. There are no flowers, trees, nor shrubs. It is just a flat stretch of solid mirror. Occasionally, WooFZee thinks he sees something darting about under his feet. When he looks, the streak of

WolFStoria Episode 100 – And He Learns The Truth

August 22, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The cliffs stretch out in all directions, these white and gray things that were carved long before WooFZee’s kind had ever been thought of. There are shells embedded in the stones and, on occasion, fossils that can be seen in

WolFStoria Episode 99 – Entering The Cliffs

August 22, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

It’s different, having Pao rest upon his back. WooFZee has grown used to the weight of MeaZea’s body, to the way her tail stretches out over his back, fins dancing over his fur. He’s grown used to hands brushing against

WolFStoria Episode 98 – Realizing Where MeaZea Has Gone

June 24, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“I don’t know,” says the fallen star, with a furious shake of his head. “Not really, not completely! This isn’t my world. I only know what they’ve told me.” But WooFZee, he isn’t so easily swayed. Rage bites at the

WolFStoria Episode 97 – The Search Begins

June 10, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

He’s won. WooFZee has won. That’s what Eon says. It’s exactly what he’d wanted to hear, but there’s no joy at the announcement. There’s no trill of excitement. He’s hollow, and cold, and confused. Sorrow grips at his heart. The

WolFStoria Episode 96 – And The Fallen Star Talks

May 23, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The moment that the gold touches her skin, the entire world seems to freeze. Waves no longer lap at the shore. Gulls freeze in mid-flight. WooFZee’s struggling stops. Fingers brush over the back of MeaZea’s neck. When she turns around,

WolFStoria Episode 95 – How The Story Starts

May 16, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The ocean is vast and strange. It’s virtually endless, with depths unknown to any man or beast. Caverns lurk beneath the waves, and the darkness that settles over the trenches is so thick that one can reach out a hand

WolFStoria Episode 94 – Figuring Out What The Last Trail Is

May 9, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

MeaZea has never begged for anything before. She’s certainly not going to start begging now! “Never!” She spits out the word like it’s something that tastes foul. Her fingers are white knuckled in WooFZee’s fur, her heart is pounding so

WolFStoria Episode 93 – Meeting The Last Trail Keeper

May 3, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Massive waves rise up out of the ocean, slamming against the shore. They leave bits of broken shells in their wake, crashing, crushing, and spreading out a mosaic of colors over the earth. Foam laps at the sand, unnaturally thick.

WolFStoria Episode 92 – Going To The Final Trail

April 22, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The field of white and black seems to stretch on for an eternity. It doesn’t seem as if the sun is really following the passage of time. It sinks across the sky all of its own accord, casting the world

WolFStoria Episode 91 – Playing Chess With Tres

April 18, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“The rules are simple. If you can win against me, then you pass. If not, then you have to leave.” Tres tilts her head to the side, and she flicks one ear. The sphinx looks far more amused than she

WolFStoria Episode 90 – Starting The Mind Trail

April 14, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

WooFZee and MeaZea both seem to walk for an eternity, and for no time at all. In a matter of heartbeats, three days have passed. By the end of the first day, it feels as though they’ve only drawn in

WolFStoria Episode 89 – Heading Towards The Second Trail

April 8, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Normal? There’s nothing normal about any of this! The thought is there and then gone, lost amidst the chaos and confusion created by such a challenging ordeal. It’s not easy, getting across the pillars. Some of them last longer than

WolFStoria Episode 88 – The First Trail

April 7, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“This is a piece of cake,” snorts WooFZee, tossing his head in the direction of one of the stone pillars. “All I have to do is jump across those! We’ve been across things like this hundreds of times before, MeaZea.

WolFStoria Episode 87 – Almost To The First Trail

April 5, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

No matter how much MeaZea, or even WooFZee, tries after that, neither head will speak to them again. Calliope tucks her beak beneath one wing and Berlin looks pointedly to the east, refusing to as much as glance down at

WolFStoria Episode 86 – Learning About The Great Trails

April 5, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

There’s a moment, then, when the entire world flashes. It’s as though lightning has filled up, not just the sky, but the very air that MeaZea is trying to breathe. It’s a white so pure that it’s stifling; a light

WolFStoria Episode 85 – Solving The Second Riddle

April 1, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Unlike her sister-head, Calliope seems to take great joy in this game. She takes her time coming up with a riddle that she deems worthy of her opponent; while she thinks, she whistles a jaunty sounding tune. The strange thing

WolFStoria Episode 84 – Solving The First Riddle

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

Berlin doesn’t look overly pleased with the trade off, but it’s not like she has much choice in the matter. The sharp tongued bird lets out a high, shrill chirp. “Fine! I don’t have anything better to do, I suppose,

WolFStoria Episode 83 – Talking To The Double Headed Bird

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

It takes a few, long moments to locate the speakers. Or rather, speaker. She’s perched on the top of a towering chanterelle. Her massive talons sink into the soft cap of the yellow tinged mushroom. Her body is so large,

WolFStoria Episode 82 – Finding The Path

March 14, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

A new set of rules, indeed. That becomes perfectly clear the longer they’re here. Everything about this world is strange. It’s different in the smallest of ways. At first, MeaZea thinks it’s just the sudden lack of gemstones. She’s become

WolFStoria Episode 81 – In The Mirror World

March 3, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The question sears itself into MeaZea’s mind. Even through the haze of panic and fear, she can hear it. Even through the way her lungs burn for oxygen, she can only focus on that question. It seems to her, in

WolFStoria Episode 80 – Entering The Mirror World

February 8, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

MeaZea and WooFZee wait by the river bed for a long while, but nothing happens. The stars slowly blink out. The sun starts to rise, casting the world in a glow of pink and red. MeaZea asks, “what are we

WolFStoria Episode 79 – Waking Up From The Dream

February 8, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

They wake up with a start, back in that hollowed out tree. It’s the middle of the night and the forest is completely silent, as if no time has passed at all. MeaZea scrubs at her eyes with one fist,

WolFStoria Episode 78 – The Third and Final River

February 4, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

MeaZea laughs, loud and breathless. “Maybe that’s why they do it! They want to get adventurers like us frustrated, so we just go home and give up on our quest. Or maybe, she thinks, maybe it’s just that they can’t

WolFStoria Episode 77 – The Second Riddle

January 26, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

MeaZea’s lips twist into a frown. She leans over the side of WooFZee, running her fingers over one of the dark red poppy flowers. It’s solid beneath her touch; not coarse like a ruby, not fluid like water. “How can

WolFStoria Episode 76 -The First Riddle

January 18, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Ever onwards turns out to be just around the bend. The mountains grow far more dangerous to traverse at night, and this oddly placed forest is no different. If anything, the trees seem to take on a sinister persona once

WolFStoria Episode 75

January 7, 2016 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The very cave seems to be alive. Static rushes through the air; rushes through the blood of its inhabitants; rushes through the very poppy plants that are now swarming the cave. Bursts of red shoot from the walls and the

WolFStoria Episode 74

December 28, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The problem is, the flowers aren’t saving anything. MeaZea can still hear them whispering to her. Pick us, they say, pick us, and everything will work out. Pick us, and we’ll be able to protect you. The mountain will never

WolFStoria Episode 73

December 21, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The story goes like this. A long time ago, there was a flock of turkeys. They were a happy bunch, if a bit on the odd side. The father, Heinder, loved flowers. He would pick bunches of them for his

WolFStoria Episode 72

December 21, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

MeaZea falters for a moment. Manners? That’s…an odd thing for a beast of a bird to bring up. “My apologies,” she says, hesitantly. “I’m MeaZea. This is my friend, WooFZee. We don’t mean any disrespect. We’re just trying –“ “To

WolFStoria Episode 71

December 21, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“Wow,” breathes MeaZea, sitting up a little straighter. There’s something captivating about the nest. It speaks of years long gone, and it speaks about a mystery that should never be solved. What creatures is large enough to have use a

WolFStoria Episode 70

December 21, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Summers and winters, through snowy Decembers Sat by the waters, minding the embers Missing the lives that they held once before Planting the seeds and dreaming once more Of poppies in spring And three bells that ring And a forest

WolFStoria Episode 69

November 24, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

WooFZee and MeaZea don’t get very far into the poppy field when the ground gives way beneath them. They fall down, down, down into a stone cavern. The walls are slick with glittering algae. The ground is pillowed by even

WolFStoria Episode 68

November 24, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Abruptly, the song comes to an end. The flowers cover the forest floor like an ocean of blood. Petals of rubies, garnets, and red beryl glint like flames beneath the sun. When did the sun rise? Last MeaZea looked, it

WolFStoria Episode 67

November 9, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“Find the bird, find the riddle, find the bridge made of ice. There are bells to hear, spirits to chase, and treasures to find.” Summers and winters, through snowy Decembers Sat by the waters, minding the embers Missing the lives

WolFStoria Episode 66

October 26, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

For a long time, WooFZee paces back and forth across the floor of that once-upon-a-time bedroom. The mouse scampers about, seemingly just as restless. He picks up the piece of corn and puts it back down. He hides beneath the

WolFStoria Episode 65

October 20, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

With no warning nor reason, the urge to lunge fills WooFZee. He digs his claws into the hardwood floor and bares his fangs instead. “Who are you?”
   “Unimportant,” says the mouse, and it clutches the kernel of corn to its