The Survivors

The Creation Part 2 The sky was alive with the creamy pink and purple swirls of dawn. Star was sunbathing atop a large stone with his stomach facing the light. While he was warming up, he took in every aspect of the desert that he could. The landscape before him was bursting with plant life... Continue Reading →

Ghost’s Tears

“I dare you to go see what’s rustling those bushes over there, Ghost.” Flower whispered in his ear. A tree-length away, a thicket of dense brambles swayed and crackled back and forth. Beside the thicket was an ashen tree, the base still alive with brown healthy roots and the top branches dead and black. Ghost... Continue Reading →

Dart’s Truth

Dart crouched by the burrow entrance, wondering whether he should go in. His black tail tip twitched as he stared into the dark, yawning hole, waiting for movement to stir in the shadows. The sharp scent of crushed sage and sorrel clung to him. He rolled in a thicket of the plants before coming back... Continue Reading →

Genet’s Escape

Genet tried not to whimper as Grasstail passed right by her hiding spot. Her fur stood on end and her earthy orange eyes flashed with fear. Grasstail was one of Bull’s most strict enforcers and she didn’t know what he would do to her if she was caught out of the sleep chamber after high... Continue Reading →

Lily’s Strength

Lily’s breaths came in hard pants, her mind sharpened and focused on her target. A huge crowd of meer made up of two different families, the Powers and the Deltas, gathered around her and her oponent in a loose circle. Across from her Suri matched her movements, stalking with her tail low and snout even.... Continue Reading →

Lion’s Ambition

A small pup with pale pulp-green eyes laid in the shade on his side. The sun was at its pinnacle and the humidity made his paw pads sweat. He laid his head on his paws, his expression gloomy. His litterbrother, Snake, who was scrawnier than him and never won their mock battles was being shown... Continue Reading →

The Undoing

The Shifting World Part 6 Dapple studied the large number of meer before him, almost too many to count. Seasons had passed since anyone last saw Bringer, but with the cobra’s disappearance First Family’s problems didn’t go away. The dry season was lingering this year, the wet season should have started three moons ago. Instead,... Continue Reading →

Suri's Pride

Suri sat in the mouth of the tunnel, head tilted up to watch the sky. Her shoulders were hunched in thought and her tail was stiff at her side. She had only been accepted as a full member of the Powers a few moons ago. She was young and in her prime. She was a... Continue Reading →

Wildcat's Blood

Wildcat used his claws to roll the centipede in the sand, trying to rub off its awful secretions. The creature waved its many legs too slow and once he was sure that it was edible he popped its antennaed head into his mouth. With a mighty crunch and a twist of his jaw he severed... Continue Reading →

The Trap

The Shifting World Part 4 Patch shivered in the early dawn shadows. He was creeping from rock to rock, ducking everytime he heard the scrape of scales on stone. The air was dusty and the soil was gritty beneath his paw pads. His heart thundered in his ears and his tail quavered. He huddled with... Continue Reading →

The Departure

The Shifting World Part 3 Galaxy crouched near the center of the clearing, his limbs growing stiff as they waited. Nova rested on his one side and his understudy, Dapple, to his other. The sun was creeping upwards and they had been there since dawn. Still the fox hadn’t shown his face. Nova stood up... Continue Reading →

The Beginning

The Shifting World Part 2 Nova was dreaming. She scented open space and wind soaring high above. The sky was cloudless and starry. The claw-pricks of light scattered above her. She stared at them in wonder for they appeared to be closer then normal. She stretched her neck and raised her snout wishing that she... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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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