The Legacy of Helmi pt 8

Writing prompt: Charity begins at home ”Oh no. Nuh-uh. Don’t even think about it!” The woman said as soon as she saw Vladimir walk through the door to her shop. She was solid. Not fat, but rather muscular. She made me think of German Valkyries though her voice was...

Anti-Caturday: My Immortal Beloved

(sorry, no pictures today as the only one I could find is restricted for scientific use only.) Immortality seems to be a high human hope but for the immortal jellyfish, aka turritopsis nutricula, it’s just a day ending with a y. It is very small, only 4 or 5...

The Legacy of Helmi pt. 7

Writing prompt: The Nutcracker The painted nuts on the wall They tell a tale of loss and sorrow Of what once was, but never again How high the mighty did fall The great big stranger to my right Raises a sledgehammer with a grunt The nuts contain precious treasure That...

Anti-Caturday: The Good, The Bad and the Utterly Weird

What can one say about the Echidna? Its cousin, the Duck-billed Platypus, gets all the press of being the oddest creature ever seen but the Echidna can give it a run for its money in pure weirdness. Just like the Platypi, the Echidnas are egg-laying mammals. Their...

The Legacy of Helmi pt 6

Writing prompt: “white has always been difficult” ”White has always been a difficult person but I never thought he would stoop THIS low.” The Bear growled after he finished reading my transcription of the letter. “Who?” I asked, taking my eyes away from...