Melissa the Wolf

I'm so excited about the commissioned artwork that I received today. Meet Melissa, a Shape Shifter whose favourite form is a black wolf.

Melissa in Wolf Form (Artist: Andrei Kope)

Melissa in Wolf Form (Artist: Andrei Kope)

Melissa is a character who is so protective of her family that she will kill anyone that threatens the ones she loves. She develops the use of magic through the love she feels for her sister and brother-in-law. Part of her magical abilities is to shape-shift into various animal forms, her favoured form being that of the black wolf.

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Leaving Home (A Poem)

Migrating birds, flying south.
Winter it comes, and they fly south.
Wings spread far and wide,
Scared they’ll fail,
Leaving behind the warmth of the nest.
Her babies migrate for the first time alone.
Nervous and aflutter, she lets them fly.
The adventure is exciting, and also paralysing.
Only her trills of encouragement keep them going.
Scared of the world unknown,
Her babies take the leap of faith
Into the south for winter, and into their own nestRead More

Why I Admire My Mother…

I recently posted a series of posts on Facebook and Twitter entitled Why I Admire My Mother. It was my way of celebrating my mother’s birthday, and telling the world why I love her so much.

So here it is in its entirety:


It’s my mother’s birthday in a few weeks, and I’ve decided to celebrate the amazing woman she is (and to tell her how much I love her) that I would run a series of posts with at least one new reason every day why she is worthy of admiring, including any anecdotes to go with the reasons. She may never see this, unless Dad shows them to her (you hear that Dad… show them to her), and these little tidbits may prove to be more embarrassing for me, but this is all about my Mom. What better place to start than right there.Read More