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Quote of the Week

If a photo is worth a thousand words, why is it so hard sometimes to grab those words and put them on paper? If it’s a place I need a character to be, it’s best that I close my eyes and fully immerse myself in that location. I ask myself, what does the character smell,… Continue reading Quote of the Week

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Sharing the Dream

The galloping heart in my chest was the least of my concerns. I swallowed boldly and whispered sweet nothings to my stomach, begging for it to forgo the summersaults. My car seemed to know the way to Darlington School from the countless times I’d been there before, when I worked there as the school event… Continue reading Sharing the Dream

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When Telepathy is Heard!

Cody’s Voice How does Cody the Cockatrice have a voice when in fact, Cody communicates telepathically? Cody vicariously transmits information to his guardian children and to everyone else who believes in him, sees him, including all critters on Earth large and small. Cody’s job is to protect children, like a fairy-godparent, but he calls himself… Continue reading When Telepathy is Heard!

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How Cody Comes to Life – Part Two

Cody the Cockatrice plush prototype arrived, and he is perfect! Now we wait for all his hundreds of clones to arrive in the new year. As the original Cody plush sat on my desk staring into my eyes, I knew he was pleading for more. He wants to reach more than a few hundred children.… Continue reading How Cody Comes to Life – Part Two

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How Cody Comes to Life – Part One

“One, two, three, gray, cracked cobblestones pass beneath these little rooster feet; Four, five, six, my dragon wings and tail casting shadows on the bricks; Seven, eight, nine, with each small stride I’m counting the steps along the Rhine,” groused Cody the Cockatrice. Well, what do you do when you are stressed, lost in a… Continue reading How Cody Comes to Life – Part One