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

WolFStoria Episode 64

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

Cavards makes two bowls of soup, one for MeaZea and one for WooFZee. The broth is more water than chicken stock, and the vegetables taste as though they were rotten long before being cooked. MeaZea eats her bowl in an

WolFStoria Episode 63

September 30, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“It doesn’t look livable,” says WooFZee, as they slip inside of the house. A cold wind blows snow inside through the open door. There’s a dusting of white on all of the furniture, though it doesn’t make much difference, as

WolFStoria Episode 62

September 30, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Up, up, up. The incline seems never ending. A dusting of snow settles in MeaZea’s hair and WooFZee’s paws leave deep indentions with each step. Around them, the mountain stretches on, daunting and harsh. Time seems to move slower, here.

WolFStoria Episode 61

September 30, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The display of fire lasts late into the night. At times, it’s so bright that it seems to drown out the stars. Every dragon who attends breaths out into the sky, casting the world aglow with the light from flames

WolFStoria Episode 60

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

MeaZea can’t help but smile then, because isn’t that an unhelpful answer? And yet, it’s exactly the sort to draw the mermaid even further in. She brushes a stray lock of hair behind her ear, tilts her head to the

WolFStoria Episode 59

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

Discovering, you see, is what Althea is meant to do. She is a dragon born from the light that glints off of frosted gems; she is a creature of the coldest winds. Seventeen centuries worth of dreams shine in her

WolFStoria Episode 58

August 18, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

No two dragons look alike. They are big and small, bright and dark, winged and flightless. MeaZea stares at them all in wonder – and as she stares, she looks for Versoothe. Despite his size, the dragon seems to have

WolFStoria Episode 57

August 12, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

There’s no gradual sign of the Dragonfire celebration. One moment, WooFZee and MeaZea are along on the mountain, racing through the snow. The next, they’re surrounded by bright plants that are clearly not native to the area, the sound of

WolFStoria Episode 56

July 29, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The first snowflake falls as MeaZea and WooFZee stumble upon the path leading into the Solar Mountain Range. It lands on WooFZee’s nose and he goes cross eyed trying to look at it. “It’s snowing!”
   MeaZea laughs. She holds out

WolFStoria Episode 55

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

Each path is lined with a different type of plant – but not a single plantain tree can be found. “I don’t know which way to go,” admits MeaZea. “None of them look like the right path.”
 “I can’t smell

WolFStoria Episode 54

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

MeaZea waves farewell to Mianore, but the wisp just stares after her. She looks almost sad, flickering in and out of view, dancing in the tree line. Her flames reach out, grabbing for the brush, and the branches, and the

WolFStoria Episode 53

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

Again, MeaZea does the best bow that she can manage. Even WooFZee flicks his ears in gratitude. “Thank you,” says the mermaid. “We can’t thank you enough for your help.”
 “Help is what we do
 Rely on me
 I’ll show

WolFStoria Episode 52

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

“Once upon a midnight eve
 The sun came out to play
 He danced around the tree tops
 And the clouds began to sway,” sings the Will-O’-The-Wisp. It flickers twice and then reappears further back, closer to the tree lines. The

WolFStoria Episode 51

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

“What do you mean odd?” MeaZea whips her head around, positive that she can hear footsteps behind her. There’s nothing. Just the trees. 
 WooFZee doesn’t answer right away. When he does, his words are slow and hesitant. “I don’t

WolFStoria Episode 50

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

It’s only once the mud pit is far behind them that WooFZee starts to talk. He’s excited to share this part of his life with MeaZea and beyond thrilled with the prospect of viewing the ceremony. Len has told him

WolFStoria Episode 49

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

True to Aris’s word, Versoothe is waiting just around the bend of the mud pit. He’s trying to clean the dried earth off of his wings, but it isn’t going very well. Every time he shakes them, or flaps them,

WolFStoria Episode 48

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

WooFZee doesn’t argue any further, but it’s clear that he isn’t happy with the decision. He lowers himself down, slowly, carefully, leery of the cracks running through the stone slab beneath his paws. “Be careful,” he tells MeaZea. 
 She

WolFStoria Episode 47

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

“Let’s go,” urges MeaZea. As the wolf beneath her starts off, she twists around and gives the sand shark a reassuring smile. “We’re going to get your son back, I promise.”
 WooFZee’s ears twitch in a silent agreement. He picks

WolFStoria Episode 46

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

Both Versoothe and Aris follow the duo. Occasionally the sand shark mutters to herself, complaining to no one about the bumbling dragon beside her. 
 In truth, Versoothe isn’t a bad dragon. It’s just that energy courses through his veins

WolFStoria Episode 45

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

“Can you show us where the mud pits are?” WooFZee asks, flicking his ears at the dragon.
 “Of course! All you have to do is follow me, okay? I can get you there, no questions asked.” The dragon waves one

WolFStoria Episode 44

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

The shadow turns out to be a dragon; one far more strange than any that MeaZea has seen thus far. Scales of onyx glint in the sun and the great beast’s wings seem to stretch on forever. A slender, serpine

WolFStoria Episode 43

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

After a bit of convincing, WooFZee moves closer to the sleeping shark. MeaZea stretches her arm out as far as she can, poking Aris with one finger.
 The shark jerks. Amber sand goes flying, filling the air with dust and

WolFStoria Episode 42

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

Twice after, MeaZea tries to coax a story from Aris. Twice, the mermaid’s request is snubbed. The sand shark, it seems, is set in her decision.
 And so the night passes in silence and it passes slowly. Despite how exhausted

WolFStoria Episode 41

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

West they go, following the downward descent of the sun. Behind the trio, the moon rises high into the sky. Stars flicker to life in an otherwise dark night, serving as their only guide. Eventually, they have no choice but

WolFStoria Episode 40

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

It must be awful, thinks MeaZea, to lose a son. She can’t even imagine how Aris must feel. The deep rooted fear and worry, the anxiety, the nerves. Family, after all, is the most important thing in the world.
 “So

WolFStoria Episode 39

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

“Oh, no, no, none of that now. You calling me miss makes me feel old, darling. Just call me Aris, if you would. And you, what do I call the both of you?” The shark, Aris, blinks. Her eyes catch

WolFStoria Episode 38

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

MeaZea curls her fingers into WooFZee’s pelt. She’s oddly reluctant to let go of the peach. “Which direction?”
 Her companion is silent for a long time. WooFZee keeps lifting his head and parting his jaws, trying desperately to get a

WolFStoria Episode 37

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

When MeaZea and WooFZee step through the doorway, the world begins to ripple. Colors bleed into one another, like a painting that has gotten wet. A low hum starts up. There’s no real tune. It’s just pointless, constant noise.
 WooFZee

WolFStoria Episode 36

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

It doesn’t take long to escape the cloying scent of shamrocks. With the clover field behind them and his sense of smell restored, WooFZee slips back into a relatively comfortable mood. The jungle is still unnerving, with its reaching shadows

WolFStoria Episode 35

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

The final egg is taken in a blurr of shining garnets and dark brown feathers. Caa lands back in her tree, clacking and snapping her beak. 
 “All of the eggs, mine now, mine, mine. Very good, mermaid, very good.

WolFStoria Episode 34

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

“And we will,” soothes MeaZea, giving the creature a gentle smile. She thinks that it must be a bird of sort, though she can’t begin to hazard a guess as to what kind. “We’ll go look right now. Right, WooFZee?”


WolFStoria Episode 33

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

And so, MeaZea and WooFZee get back up and keep going. The jungle is just as thick on this side as it hade been on the other; vines twist through branches. Plants with leaves larger than a small cat burst

WolFStoria Episode 32

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

WooFZee gives the make shift float an uneasy look. He’s still pacing on the edge of the bank, back and forth, bank and forth, as though he just isn’t sure what to do with himself.
 And, really, MeaZea understands. There’s

WolFStoria Episode 31

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

The water is just as cold as it is unyielding. MeaZea is lost among the rapids. Her companion can’t see anything through the foam save a flash of scales here, a spot of color there, as the mermaid is pushed

WolFStoria Episode 30

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

As they walk through the jungle, the shadows grow thicker, darker. The trees seem to take on a life of their own, slowly returning to the colors that they should be. Nothing remains blue but the flowers, which give off

WolFStoria Episode 29

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“An adventure written in the clovers…what do you think that means?” MeaZea asks, once the patch of poppies and the bickering couple have been left far behind them.
 The cobbled pathway does indeed wind towards the East. The duo has

WolFStoria Episode 28

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“That doesn’t make it yours,” snaps Teagin. Already, thick leaves of amber and jade have begun to grow up and around his feet. They bloom with every step that he takes. 
 “It does,” retorts Elkah. “Unless you’re going to

WolFStoria Episode 27

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Elkah doesn’t trust very easily. She stands off to the side of the path, though, and lets MeaZea and WooFZee lean close, whispering in each others ears. The deer centaur is impatient and frustrated and clearly nervous, as she shifts

WolFStoria Episode 26

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The cobbled path leads the group deeper into the grove. It seems like only minutes have passed but the fence has vanished completely from view. Elkah leads the way, gaze flickering from this plant to that, searching for the garnet

WolFStoria Episode 25

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Come morning, Elkah has rejoined them. Her mouth is twisted into a frown and she stamps her front hoof impatiently. 
 “Hurry up,” she tells them. “I want to get my herbs and leave this garden.”
 WooFZee and MeaZea exchange

WolFStoria Episode 24

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Alta wastes no time in settling on MeaZea’s finger. She’s warm. As if a sunbeam has just landed on the mermaid, filling her from head to fin with a happy sort of buzz. 
 ‘Waiting? That’s very kind of you

WolFStoria Episode 23

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“I suppose…we should go find the stream?” questions MeaZea, softly. She’s still full, to be honest. The ruberries are odd things and, though nearly a full day has passed since she ate them, she isn’t even the least bit hungry.


WolFStoria Episode 22

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

The rest of the journey is a rush. WooFZee can never quite catch up to Elkah. The deer centaur is swift and silent, majestic in a way that is almost raw. It is up on a hill that they finally

WolFStoria Episode 21

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

MeaZea and WooFZee don’t stay for much longer. Alta promises to be at their side come dusk of the following day and then she flitters off, vanishing among the tree branches, and giving the duo a chance to return to

WolFStoria Episode 20

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

MeaZea closes her eyes and draws in a deep breath. ‘Hello,’ she thinks, as clearly as she can. ‘I’m here as a friend, little moonbug. I just want to talk to you. Will you tell me your name?”
 The ball

WolFStoria Episode 19

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

WooFZee flicks his ears backwards, unhappy with that answer. “What do you mean tricky?” “Tricky,” repeats Elkah and she refuses to expand on that comment, instead looking down at her berries and continuing to eat. MeaZea runs a hand through

WolFStoria Episode 18

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

“Really?” questions MeaZea. “Why not?” Elkah takes the bow and quiver from her shoulder, leaning it against a tree. “You can only cross the moonstone bridge in the dead of Summer. Snow and ice makes it impassable at any other

WolFStoria Episode 17

March 25, 2015 | Posted in The Mermaid & The WolF Adventures

Elkah takes a moment to frown at Boro’s retreating form. When her gaze once again lands on WooFZee and MeaZea, there’s a hint of a smile in it. “Just what does he want you to get feathers from?” “A silver