The Betrayal

The Broken Oath Part 1 Death Bringer drew his coils tighter around him, his thin tongue flickering out of his mouth to taste the air. It was just before dawn and the sky was still a dark azure. He lifted his head as the breeze carried the scent of a meer. He recognized that scent….

The Legend of The Firstbloods

Who Are The Firstbloods? In the Desert of Vast there is a legend that tells of the six original species to inhabit the Desert before all others. It is believed that meerkats, wildcats, eagle owls, goshawks, bat-eared foxes, and king cobras were the first species to call the Desert their home. Their legend is this…….

Broken Pride

Title: Broken Pride Author: Erin Hunter Publication: 2017 Another Erin Hunter book? I know, but I can’t help it that her books are so well written. Her (there are actually four different authors that write the Warriors series and Bravelands series under the pseudonym of ‘Erin Hunter’, for more information visit the Warriors website https://warriorcats.com/…

Sorrel’s Honor

The full moon hung low in the dark sky, silhouetting Queen as she sat upon the Hill. Topside at the Main Burrow was the whole Alphas family. Pride stood close to the Hill’s base and stared up at his mate, their youngest daughter Brightlight, by his side. The little three moon old pup was quivering…

Welcome To The Family

The Meer Guardian Ceremony The Guardian Ceremony of the meer takes place when a meer pup is three moons old. A pup is taken foraging for the first time when they are two moons old. Everyday for a moon the pup is given a temporary guardian so that they can work with almost every ember…

Swift’s Fear

Swift stood on her hind legs and scanned the terrain with her sharp cobalt eyes. She scented the breeze as it whisked past her. No sight or scent of predators. Her gaze fell on the figure of her father, his head submerged in a hole. He dragged out a large millipede and proceeded to gorge…

The Deltas

The Deltas are one of the proudest families in the desert and one of the oldest. It is a testament to their scrappy nature that in a world where the crumbling and fracturing of families is common, they still thrive. Though, recently they have fallen on some tough times. Cloud, the long-time dominant female of…

Bull’s Madness

Bull stood in the center of the group, all eyes on him as he scanned the crowd. His breaths were heavy, as if he had just finished a fight, and his broad shoulders squared. His face bore several small scars from a life of scraping. He had had to fight for every scrap of power…

The Before Us

The meer of Vast have a very strong belief system that is centered on their ancestors, whom they refer to as The Before Us. The Before Us are meer that lived before the living meer and have since died. When a meer dies they go to one of two places: the Starlands or the Catacombs….

The Taken

Title: The Taken Author: Inbali Iserles Publication: 2015 This is an extraordinary tale of a little fox thrust into a big world, one that she is not ready to handle just yet. Enter a world full of magic and mayhem, all through a fox’s eyes. See from the fox’s perspective as she navigates a world…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Night Diggers

Unnatural The Night Diggers were a family of meer that lived during The Way Way Back. They were founded soon after First Family began to fracture. They were considered odd and unnatural by the other families because of their chosen lifestyle. They were called the Night Diggers because they lived a nocturnal existence. The Night…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Meer Book One: The Blood of The Desert

I have some big news to share! I finished writing book one of The Meer series. It is entitled ‘The Blood of The Desert’ and included in this post will be a sneak peak. This not only marks a turning point in my life but also marks a turning point for my blog. Therefore, I…

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…

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…

Wishtree

Title: Wishtree Author: Katherine A. Applegate Publication: 2017 Wishtree is a cute little novel for children, but it can also be enjoyed by adults. It is an easy and simple read but deals with conflict that we have seen or maybe even experienced in our everyday lives. It is told from the point of view…

No Longer People

The sirens screech in my ears, but I am so focused on my task that I drown them out. My heart beats a steady rhythm as I plunge the needle into her skin. Once, twice, three times. The thread criss-crosses over the tear when I am finished and I allow my sewing hand to rest…

After Him

“They sent me because I don’t exist anymore.” “Is that supposed to make sense to me?” “I don’t know, you tell me.” “Well, I can see why they killed you now, I can’t stand that cryptic bullshit.” The man shrugs. “Well, the nature of the universe is cryptid therefore so am I.” “So how is…

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…

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…

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…