The Alphas

The Alphas are one of the most prominent meer families in the desert. They are a medium sized family, with over twenty members. They live in the heart of the Sunlands, with neighbors on each of their borders. The Alphas were founded by the current dominant female, Queen, when she was evicted from her birth... Continue Reading →

Cloud’s Farewell

Every breath that Cloud drew was a struggle. The skin beneath her fur burned with heat, her fever insatiable. The puncture wound in her side reeked of infection. She had earned it in a skirmish with the Powers. She had no choice, she had to drive them out of Delta territory. That had been almost... Continue Reading →

Cat Magic

Millie waited by the door, her silky black pelt fluffed with anticipation. She could hear the patering of little footsteps and ringing laughter floating down the hallway. She whisked her tail impatiently. This was her favorite night of the year, Halloween was her human's word for it, for this was the night that she would... Continue Reading →

Chaser’s Ghost

Chaser padded beside his litter sister Hunter and cast a last glance back at the burrow. There was no moon that night, so they had to find their way by starlight.  “Don’t worry.” Hunter said, bumping his shoulder. “You’ll be fine. I’m sure that The Mimic isn’t even out tonight.” Chaser groaned. “Why’d you have... Continue Reading →

Passing Through

Richard Reese and Delilah Sutton could not have been more optimistic about purchasing the storage unit. It hadn’t been touched in fifteen years and happened to be the cheapest on the lot. They were hoping to discover that the storage unit was full of furniture for the quaint Victorian era cottage down the road. Delilah... Continue Reading →

Faces Behind Masks

Don't move. Don't speak. Don't breathe. They are here. They are watching. They want me. They want you. They are hungry. Who? Who are they? Who am I? Who are you? They are the demons, the cravers of the dark. They are the shadows sapping all the hope. They are the greedy, all they need... Continue Reading →

Meerkats

I thought that you guys might appreciate a little more information on meerkats; that way you will be able to understand The Meer better. As I stated on my 'Sources' page, I have gotten much of this information from the show "Meerkat Manor" that was on Animal Planet and "Kalahari Meerkats" on the YouTube channel... Continue Reading →

No Such Thing As Gennies

It's dark and the streetlamps deter much of the natural light from touching the ground, The wind is a faint whisper in the leaves and a gentle caress against your cheek, The hum of the city is a muted cacophony behind you As you walk along the curb, Balancing on the cement, The comforting weight... Continue Reading →

Shimmer’s Dream

Shimmer watched Hawk as he churned the sand with strong swipes of his paws. It was dawn at the Alphas burrow and Hawk and Shimmer were the first ones up. Shimmer was sunning herself with her dark-skinned stomach facing the sun while Hawk was tidying the burrow entrance.  Shimmer couldn’t help but admire him. He... Continue Reading →

Stay

There's a temple Over on the hill, It's so old that No one knows who Or what gods it was Devoted to. I'm the only one who visits, now. I grew up in the town That's in the shadow of That hill. I would stare at the temple From the square, And I would wonder... Continue Reading →

Haunted

Have you ever met a truly foreign thing? That follows you too close, That sends shivers down your spine, That refuses even to let you lie? It's cold breath constantly On the back of your neck, Clawed fingers running spirals up your arm And then trailing back down to your wrist? Whenever it's near you... Continue Reading →

Normal

I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I look and see all these normal people. They smile and talk as if they know each other, I mean really know. But how can that be? Aren't you afraid of the dark in their minds, The shadows the dance behind all of their eyes? Doesn't it... Continue Reading →

The Devil In A Box

Thump….inhale….thump….exhale…..thump...inhale….thump….exhale… I am alone in this room. My breath and my heartbeat my only companions. The walls are barren, The floor smooth and dull, The door a solid slab of concrete. Whoever designed this place must be a real fun person, I bet this person is named something like John and his face is etched... Continue Reading →

Scarlet’s Promise

Scarlet panted as she allowed Hawk to slump down in the shade of an acacia tree. His breaths were ragged and his eyes were closed. When Scarlet bent down to rub her cheek against his head, he didn’t acknowledge her touch. His skin was hot and clammy beneath his fur as the fever raged through... Continue Reading →

He Has No Eyes

The child watched the ice cream truck As it pulled to a stop on his block. High and jovial music rang from it's speakers on top. No other children came running. It was him alone. He approached the ice cream truck, A dollar clenched in his small fist, To get his ice cream cone. The... Continue Reading →

The Orlando Cat Café

532 Cagan Park Ave Suite 201-203, Clermont, FL 34714 I am currently on vacation in Florida with my family, yet I felt the need to get to work on this post. It started when I saw a digital billboard advertising a little coffee shop that features one of mans best and furry friends; cats. If... Continue Reading →

Hawk’s Courage

The male meer was bigger and heavier than him, but Hawk had one advantage: speed. The male lunged for his foreleg and Hawk ducked. The male lashed out with both paws and Hawk weaved. Hawk lived up to his namesake as he dodged and bucked, jumped and darted from side to side. He was a... Continue Reading →

Weed’s Vow

Weed tried to suppress the shaking, but against his wishes his whole body trembled. His heartbeat thundered in his ears, making it difficult to hear what Grace was saying. Today would be the Alphas first battle. Their family was growing and they needed to expand their borders. Foraging in the Outlands wasn’t an option and... Continue Reading →

Crow’s Cunning

Crow paused beneath the boughs of a bristling shrub with Wildcat only a heartbeat behind. Lucky for the brothers it was the wet season, so despite the sparse vegetation of the desert landscape they were able to use the heavily leafed shrub to hide them. At least for the time being.  The air was split... Continue Reading →

Mist’s Search

Mist’s chest throbbed from the voracious beating of her heart. Her tail trailed, stiff, at her back. The scarred meer faced her with his hackles raised. His brown gaze trained on her. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to startle you.” She said, feeling oddly detached. Was it only one season ago that her mother had... Continue Reading →

OneEye’s Fight

Haywood didn’t scent the cat until it was too late. The spotted serval pounced from the tall grass, its claws glinting in the midday sun. Haywood just managed to dodge its first attack and pushed his mate against the base of a bush shaggy with new growth. “Stay here.” He barked. “I’ll distract it. Once... Continue Reading →

Queen’s Heart

Queen stared at the meer before her. A strange female with four small pups huddling behind her, Noble stood stiff and regal beside the strange female, his gaze as impenetrable as always. The dark scar lashed across half of his face made him appear even more stoic than he was. What had he said her... Continue Reading →

Poppy’s Love

Poppy crouched at the base of a shrub and watched as her litter rolled in the sand. Their thin pelts were covered in the grainy substance. It had rained the night before and the excess dew coated the meer's pelts as a result. The sand stuck to their wet fur no matter how careful they... Continue Reading →

Pride’s Choice

Pride stared at the cold, limp body of his once powerful father sprawled in the dark sand. The sun was setting, sending bursts of pink and red into the sky. Pride thought that the beauty of the sky only mocked the tragic events that had taken place that day. He could not believe that his... Continue Reading →

Noble’s Scar

Noble padded forward with his head raised, his eyes scanning the ground. He sniffed the air in hopes of catching even the faintest scent of prey, but he detected not a trace. He wrinkled his nose in frustration. This season was one of the harshest yet, at least that’s what his father reported. He glanced... Continue Reading →

What is ‘The Meer’?

‘The Meer’ is the title of the young adult and middle grade animal fantasy series that I am writing. I am working on book one of The Meer series as we speak. The Meer will focus on a family of meerkats and their lives as they navigate family turmoil and the harshness of their environment.... Continue Reading →

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