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Cloud on the Mountain (): This is a traditional Northern poem about snow-unicorns coming down the mountain to rest for the night.
~ 143 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 01/02/09  

When The Starflowers Bloom (): A poem describing a beautiful early spring day in the north. (Supporters Only!)
~ 198 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 02/08/10  

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Between the Candle and the Shadow (): A poem about winter solstice and summer solstice in the North.
~ 130 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/01/10  

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Courtship Displays (): Karavai and Luulan display their mutual interest in a dance. (Supporters Only!)
~ 119 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Posted: 02/09/12  

A Simple Order (-30.05.04): The origins of Torn World.
~ 1476 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 01/22/10  

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Senseless, Part 1 (1470.06.21): Reqem wants to explore the mysterious, ancient tunnel that his party has discovered. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1727 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/17/17  

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Senseless, Part 2 (1470.06.25): Reqem and Imain travel through the dark tunnel. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1651 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/17/18  

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Senseless, Part 3 (1470.06.25): Reqem's reckless journey comes to an end. (Supporters Only!)
~ 996 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/18/18  

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Senseless, Part 4 (1470.06.25): Reqem and Imain find a new land... and face punishment for their disobedience. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1469 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/19/18  

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My First Dance (1477): Ivara is an elder of the Snow Unicorn Riders. Ashegoi is a retired female actor of male roles in The Empire. They have never met, but each has vivid memories of the first dance they attended as an adult!
~ 2598 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 04/13/10  

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Red Glass, Green Glass (Poem) (1482.03.12): Two rangers fall in love, but don't have a spare bead handy. (Supporters Only!)
~ 152 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 03/18/12  

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An Afternoon Made of Stories (1485.09.17): The winter afternoon started out dull, with lessons in repairing tack. That changes when Ivara suggests that they find something fresh to add to the cook-pot. (Supporters Only!)
~ 3241 words, Created by: Jessica Douglas (Illustration), Toni Sturtevant (Inspiration), mikka (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Amelia Margetts (Inspiration), Posted: 03/09/10  

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Finding the Beauty (1491.06.25): A young Marai explores her role as a domestic. (poem)
~ 1208 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 01/13/14  

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Breaking the Ice (1493.01.12): Ardeth is courting Beqash, but it's not going smoothly.
~ 4272 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Illustration), Posted: 03/27/13  

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The Rangers' Dance - The Big Secret (1494.09.17): It's a boring winter day, until Amaqor of Itakith comes into Nighthawk House to tell the Rangers it's time for an ice-fishing expedition to Drum Lake.
~ 1194 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 02/20/13  

The Rangers' Dance - Drum Lake (1494.09.18): Yarleda and the rest of the rangers arrive at Dream Lake, and she discovers why the others have been calling it Drum Lake. (Supporters Only!)
~ 988 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 02/21/13  

The Ties We Twine (1495.01.05): The Elders and raisers of Itrelir seek to establish a new age-set. (Supporters Only!)
~ 4780 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 07/26/11  

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Attack of the Others (1496.02.07): Shrana tries to tell a story (a drabble).
~ 100 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Posted: 08/23/11  

Tobern Climbs (1496.02.11): Spring meltwater turns a path into a raging torrent.
~ 178 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 07/28/10  

A Choice of Three (1497.04.15): Eruun finds it first flattering, then awkward, when the triplets ALL start courting her.
~ 443 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Illustration), Posted: 03/21/13  

One Toy for Three (1498.03.11): When there is only one toy for them to play with, how will Karavai, Tekura, and Ularki keep each other entertained? (Supporters Only!)
~ 918 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/25/11  

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The Bones of Need (1499.07.10): A young Kalitelm studies anatomy with Dlameda.
~ 1381 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Patron), Posted: 09/28/12  

Bead by Teilgon (1500.03.09): Some young men carve anonymous-looking beads, some don't. And young lovers can be incredibly sensitive. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1082 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/12/12  

Fala the Leader (1500.06.08): Fala and her young agemates have an adventure while picking blackberries.
~ 2885 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Editor), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 01/03/10  

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Their Age-Set Anniversary (1501.04.15): Fala and her age-mates celebrate their first anniversary together. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1070 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/27/13  

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Looking Up to Him (1501.07.01): Tiren returns to Itadesh and acquires an age-set's worth of hero worship.
~ 200 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/12/13  

Odds and Ends (1503.03.30): Karavai prepares a knitting project with help from his age-mate Ularki.
~ 900 words, Created by: Toni Sturtevant (Patron), Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Amelia Margetts (Inspiration), Posted: 02/22/10  

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Ularki's Blanket (1503.03.31): Short poem about Ularki's blanket
~ 71 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 03/22/10  

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The Rats (1503.06.02): Karavai, Tekura, Ularki, and their age-mates face the final phase of their adulthood tests. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2716 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/07/10  

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Cutting Time Part 1 (1504.04.12): Eshra faces challenges due to her late-maturing body. (Supporters Only!)
~ 4024 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 08/30/11  

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Playing the Field (1504.04.16): A young Dareg plays bola-ball at the summer gather.
~ 449 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/04/14  

Cutting Time Part 2 (1504.04.19): Eshra faces challenges due to her late-maturing body. (Supporters Only!)
~ 5065 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 08/31/11  

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Lookbacks (1504.06.30): Fala and her age-mates play a game using nuts. (Supporters Only!)
~ 864 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/06/11  

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On the Rocks (1505.03.06): Eshra keeps watch over the snow-unicorn herd, tending this year's foals. Originally printed in "The Lorelei Signal", January 2011.
~ 4098 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/23/12  

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A Light in the Darkness (1505.07.16): Dorlai and Mikaar discuss romance while filling lamps.
~ 333 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 10/30/12  

What Tobern Needs (1506.05.06): Kalitelm, Brethan and Tobern meet at a summer gather cooking fire.
~ 533 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 08/23/10  

A Thorny Problem (1508): Adarla's opinion of roses changes over time.
~ 55 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/24/13  

Never Traveling Alone (1508.01.26): Birka's age-set takes their first set of adult tests. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1625 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/23/14  

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Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 1 (1508.02.28): Fala and her age-mates are growing up. (Supporters Only!)
~ 3214 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/14/15  

Old Feelings, New Feelings (1508.04.07): The relationship between age-mates Tenyo and Frei changes over time. (poem)
~ 134 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 08/16/12  

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Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 2 (1508.04.08): Fala and her age-mates take the adulthood tests at the summer gather. (Supporters Only!)
~ 3896 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/16/15  

Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 3 (1508.04.08): Fala and her age-mates celebrate passing the adulthood tests. (Supporters Only!)
~ 3751 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/20/15  

Five Red Beads (1508.04.09): Fala's age-set pass down a treasure to Kativa's age-set.
~ 159 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Patron), Posted: 10/29/12  

Cutting Cords and Clasping Hands: Part 4 (1508.04.30): Fala debates her future as a ranger. (Supporters Only!)
~ 4165 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/23/15  

Talking Ghosts and Family (1508.11.09): Krai talks to Marth about what happens after death. (Supporters Only!)
~ 0 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Inspiration), Kayleigh Webb (Writer), Posted: 07/07/14  

A B(r)ead For His Memory (1509.10.12): A furshirt's tale of a baker's tribute to her grandfather.
~ 34 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Posted: 04/11/14  

Winning the Game (1511.02.15): Areluu and her age-mates choose which game to play.
~ 662 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/21/12  

Birthing (1511.02.16): Birka prepares for childbirth.
~ 571 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/05/12  

Changing Plans (1512.03.11): Krai thinks about how her life has changed.
~ 28 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Kayleigh Webb (Writer), Posted: 06/03/14  

Colors of Change (1512.04.06): A routine trip to clean out pipes turns into much more...
~ 4179 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 10/17/12  

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A New Recipe (1512.05.09): Krai thinks about food. (Supporters Only!)
~ 131 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Kayleigh Webb (Writer), Posted: 06/20/14  

Scars of Stone (Part 1 of 2) (1512.06.11): Fala and Dareg investigate strange marks on a mountain near Itrelir. (Supporters Only!)
~ 3824 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 08/19/11  

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Scars of Stone (Part 2 of 2) (1512.06.14): Fala and Dareg investigate mysterious marks on a mountain near Itrelir. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2499 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Laura Melis (Illustration), Posted: 08/22/11  

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The Strands of Her Necklace (1512.07.01): Fala restrings her necklace to accommodate Dareg's affection bead. (Supporters Only!)
~ 463 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/10/13  

The Wander Tent (1512.07.10): Dareg and Fala vacation in Smokewater Valley. Dareg has a surprise for Fala. (Supporters Only!) (Adult Content is for registered readers over 18 only!)
~ 1283 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/26/13  

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Not Fair (1513.02.26): Kether's age-set gets ready to take their graduation tests.
~ 1181 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Rhiannon Rose (Inspiration), Posted: 03/05/10  

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Doing the Work (1513.06.21): Fala helps the makers of Itrelir with an important project. (Supporters Only!)
~ 4200 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), PeggyB (Inspiration), Posted: 06/01/12  

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Spilled (1515.06.08): Areluu's age-set faces their last test...
~ 1738 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/23/10  

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A Lot Like Breathing (1515.06.23): Lenarai is just getting used to the idea of being an adult.
~ 1301 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/19/10  

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Exhale (1515.08.14): Lenarai reflects over her time with Kether, and comes up with a surprising answer! (Supporters Only!)
~ 1288 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 06/07/17  

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Smaller (1515.10.26): Kireg is looking for something specific. (Supporters Only!)
~ 374 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 11/19/14  

Stinging Like Nettles (1516.03.12): Lekeeth is a strange, uncuddly infant.
~ 638 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 11/27/17  

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Breeding Season (1516.04.29): Summer is the season of love for the northerners. Dlameda's casual thoughts about that topic are interrupted when a snowy stallion is ignoring both of the mares in the corral with him. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1594 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/12/10  

A Day of Silence (1516.07.03): A typical day for Marai in the infant house.
~ 1255 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Amelia Margetts (Inspiration), Posted: 02/25/10  

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Everberries (1516.07.05): Birka goes out on a late autumn harvest with all of her age-mates.
~ 4599 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/04/11  

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Making Fires (1516.07.23): As a hearth-tender, Elsher had many jobs...
~ 39 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 04/27/11  

It's Grey! (1516.09.07): Lenarai decides to try her hand at food for babies.
~ 71 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Ellen Million (Patron), Posted: 03/03/10  

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Band of Ivory (1516.10.23): Lenarai gets something more than she bargained for when making a deal with Tekoth!
~ 149 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Posted: 02/15/10  

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Avorel's Adventure (1519): When Avorel gets separated from her people, she must survive on her own.
~ 635 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/06/13  

Tidepool Memories (1519.03.25): This is a glimpse of the friendship between Ivara and Ruvardu, as Ruvardu experiences it near the end of her life.
~ 1107 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 05/18/15  

The First Flakes (1519.06.14): Taiv spends a relaxing late-summer afternoon with a group of snowies.
~ 237 words, Created by: Toni Sturtevant (Writer), Posted: 05/20/10  

An Apple with Kick (1519.06.20): A young snowy finds a treat that bites back...
~ 783 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 12/23/10  

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A Rare Event (1519.08.01): Riiran is invited outside to view a rare show of northern lights.
~ 456 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/27/14  

Sleepfaring (1520): Fala takes nightwatch, and dreams her way through daytime travels. (poem)
~ 193 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 11/07/17  

Story Rites (1520.02.03): A body - and many memories - break free in melting spring ice.
~ 2935 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Melissa Nelson (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/04/10  

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The Forgotten City (1520.02.06): The southern explorers find a ruined city.
~ 679 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/04/11  

Beads and Memories (1520.02.08): Facing death is just a part of growing up in the North.
~ 9 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/24/10  

To Name a Reason (1520.02.08): Lenaroth and Lenarai discuss the nature of their names.
~ 129 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Editor), Posted: 02/03/10  

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The Song of the Wind, the Sigh of the Willows (1520.02.08): Fala performs a ranger's duties in caring for the dead.
~ 1154 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/18/10  

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Wee Snowy Watch 1 - In The Arctic Dark (1520.02.15): Jrilii and Shraalan are on their first foal-watch. It's surely too soon for Starflower to give birth, isn't it?
~ 2135 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Ellen Million (Patron), Posted: 11/08/17  

Wee Snowy Watch 2 - Midnight in the Moons' Light (1520.02.15): Jrilii has gotten used to the idea that Starflower will have her foal now, but then there's a complication. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1707 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 11/16/17  

Wee Snowy Watch 3 - Under the Aurora (1520.02.15): The rest of Jrilii's age set arrives, along with Bequash and Elder Ranya, who will supervise the complicated foaling. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1490 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 11/22/17  

Wee Snowy Watch 4 - As the Moons Set (1520.02.15): At last, a tiny nose is seen, but the foals' lives are still very much in danger! (Supporters Only!)
~ 2292 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 11/29/17  

Wee Snowy Watch 5 - In the Dim Pre-Dawn (1520.02.15): The fight for the second foal is complicated by the fact that Starflower is ready for the birthing to be over, and by how small and weak the premature foals are. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1763 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 12/09/17  

Alainya's Knitting (1520.02.18): Alainya practises her newly learned knitting.
~ 135 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 03/18/10  

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Flying in the Wind (1520.02.19): Yothalde enjoys grooming snow-unicorns on Combing Day. (Supporters Only!)
~ 196 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), mikka (Inspiration), Posted: 11/26/12  

Heart of the Tree (1520.02.21): Taiv enjoys a spring day.
~ 1088 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 10/26/10  

Wide Sky With Small Critters (1520.02.23): Alainya is knitting something prettier than diapers, when Bayarl, as usual, interrupts her peace--but not in the usual way.
~ 1190 words, Created by: Siobhan Murphy (Illustration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 04/09/10  

A Good Start (1520.03.14): Lenarai hadn't declared as a gatherer when she graduated with the rest of her age-set, but she knew a plant that was growing where it shouldn't when she saw it.
~ 857 words, Created by: mikka (Inspiration), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/03/14  

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All the People in the World (1520.03.30): Yarleda is starting to study to be an elder, which has led her to take a closer look at some of the hard realities the unicorn riders face.
~ 29 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Toni Sturtevant (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/03/11  

Beached Fish (1520.04.05): An excess of bears during the summer of 1520 makes the fish run hazardous. (Supporters Only!)
~ 3223 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/05/13  

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Only A Yiirk Bite (1520.04.09): An infection in a snow-unicorn's tail leads to drastic measures.
~ 1287 words, Created by: Toni Sturtevant (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 03/23/10  

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These Teeth, Like Stars (1520.04.15): Marai and Valoi go to the Raiser Day celebration in summer.
~ 1859 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 04/01/10  

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Owlheart (1520.04.15): Tekura shares a bead with Osro at the summer gather. (Supporters Only!)
~ 2373 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 05/21/10  

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Perspective (1520.04.16): Maalon struggles with the aftermaths of her injury.
~ 793 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), MG Ellington (Patron), Posted: 06/28/18  

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Supposed to Be (1520.05.01): The Southern explorers find that not everything goes as it's supposed to...
~ 2310 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 09/03/10  

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Before the Last Summer Dance (1520.05.03): Yarleda and Ivara (and a lot of other people) watch as two age-sets take their final adulthood tests.
~ 1705 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Posted: 08/07/14  

Song for Jrilii (1520.05.07): Jrilii's presence is missed at the summer gather...
~ 2230 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/29/10  

Dying to Do (1520.05.14): Laisesu is bothered by Marival's death.
~ 694 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/21/10  

Colors of the Elements (1520.05.14): Laisesu battles the elements to get her dyework done.
~ 1159 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/30/10  

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A Pretty Pine Bead (1520.05.27): Benaru promised Valoi he would wear her bead, never taking it off. Nothing could possibly go wrong now--he is just out picking plums! (Supporters Only!)
~ 45 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 01/10/11  

Homecoming (1520.06.03): A homecoming is not as happy as hoped for...
~ 2318 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/30/10  

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Aftermath of Ashes (1520.06.04): Kativa and Tolnam take the news of Itadesh back to the other villagers.
~ 2170 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/22/10  

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Leaves in a Bitter Wind (1520.06.04): Fala serves as a trail scout while traveling to and from Itadesh.
~ 3440 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 01/29/11  

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Beads in the Ashes (1520.06.05): It is a healer's duty to certify deaths, whenever possible. Kalitelm and Dlameda enter Itadesh to identify and tend to the bodies left by the fire.
~ 931 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 12/01/10  

Laisesu's Blues (1520.06.07): It seems to add insult to injury that with Laisessu gone, they have no choice but to subject her work to the ashes and mud in order to salvage what they can from the fire.
~ 1513 words, Created by: mikka (Patron), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/14/11  

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The Secret Scroll (1520.06.08): The ashes of Itadesh stir up old memories as Birka and Fala figure out what happened to the village.
~ 880 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Edward Cammarota (Patron), Posted: 11/30/11  

The Wrong Patterns (1520.06.11): Kativa feels like everything is wrong...
~ 1452 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/29/10  

The Colors of Fire (1520.06.15): The Elders decide what to do with Laisesu's legacy.
~ 290 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 04/24/17  

The Last Walk (1520.06.20): The long trip to Itadesh is hard on Marda.
~ 1147 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 01/27/11  

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Arriving in Itrelir (1520.06.23): Kativa, Kether and Tolnam arrive at Itrelir and meet some old friends.
~ 3034 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/13/11  

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Autumn Gathering (1520.06.29): Thraji and Latusha gather supplies for the winter.
~ 173 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 10/26/12  

Travel, Transition, Transcription (1520.06.29): The Itadesh rangers discuss rebuilding the village.
~ 827 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 06/05/13  

Mended (1520.07.01): Reqem is haunted.
~ 1464 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 12/09/10  

After the Sauna (1520.07.02): Fuursh assists some women in the sauna.
~ 372 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 09/19/12  

Waste Nothing (1520.07.04): Tekura discovers Tefein heading into the forest. (Supporters Only!)
~ 501 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 08/25/14  

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Felting Together (1520.07.05): Treg and some children from Itadesh do a fibercraft project together. (Supporters Only!)
~ 640 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 10/10/12  

These Small Essential Pieces (1520.07.09): Amaqor, Adarla, and Evreil search for materials near Itakith. (Supporters Only!)
~ 815 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 10/24/12  

Smoke and Grass (1520.07.10): Ireluun helps some children from Itadesh find a task that doesn't bring up sad memories. (Supporters Only!)
~ 258 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 09/25/12  

Sparkles in the Sky (1520.07.15): Tekura gives Ikari and her age-mates a lesson about the Others. (Supporters Only!)
~ 395 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 09/27/12  

Sharing a Round (1520.07.15): Lenarai distributes scarce resources and a lesson on manners.
~ 636 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/26/14  

Mourning Dancer (1520.07.25): When Areluu thinks herself alone, perhaps she is not.
~ 1181 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Posted: 01/16/11  

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Mourning Waker (1520.07.25): Areluu finds out exactly who came after her, and disaster happens. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1951 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Posted: 06/26/17  

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A Nap Under the Stars (1520.08.10): Eqar teaches a lesson on stargazing. (Supporters Only!)
~ 174 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 11/08/12  

Darkening Skies (1520.08.11): An eclipse causes many different reactions.
~ 2510 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Patron), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 02/22/11  

Making Flowers (1520.09.08): Kativa and Kether make flowers for Flower Day. (Supporters Only!)
~ 607 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/25/13  

Story Time in Torn World (1520.09.13): Children in different parts of the world ask for exciting stories of the dangers they may face as adults.
~ 813 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/28/13  

Out of the Snow (1520.09.14): Birka, Tiren and Kireg return to Itrelir after a particularly long winter trip.
~ 1132 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/08/13  

The Sky Rangers (1520.09.16): Fala tells a story about the Ancients, inspired by an eclipse.
~ 893 words, Created by: Non-Member Artist (Patron), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/18/11  

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The Wrong Kind of Snow (1520.09.27): Explorers find something unexpected in the snow.
~ 2241 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/13/08  

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Out of Steam, Part 1 (1520.09.27): Malaamig finds the source of the 'smoke' he spotted.
~ 1504 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/04/13  

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Out of Steam, Part 2 (1520.09.29): Malaamig thinks he's dreaming when the woman walks out of the steam...
~ 1623 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/11/13  

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Out of Steam, Part 3 (1520.09.29): Malaamig's long journey and hot soak have taken their toll.
~ 878 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/18/13  

Out of Steam, Part 4 (1520.09.29): Malaamig meets more of the northern people.
~ 1655 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 03/25/13  

Breaking Trail, Part 1 (1520.09.29): The Notherners react to the newcomer.
~ 1442 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/01/13  

Breaking Trail, Part 2 (1520.09.30): Malaamig wakes in the strange northern village.
~ 1982 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/08/13  

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Turned Back (1520.09.30): Dareg is eager to get to Smokewater when he's hailed by another rider. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1592 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/17/13  

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Breaking Trail, Part 3 (1520.09.30): Birka leads a party out to collect the remaining southern explorers.
~ 1498 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/15/13  

Holding Down the Camp (1520.09.30): Alone in their camp, Diren regrets their journey and fears for their future.
~ 1242 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/22/13  

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Fever Dreams (1520.09.30): Margaa's feverish dreams...
~ 1293 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/04/13  

Meetings in the Dark (1520.09.30): Birka's party gets to the southern camp - an arrival complicated by darkness!
~ 1811 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 04/29/13  

Milk in the Morning (1520.10.01): Birka and Malaamig exchange information.
~ 1338 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/10/13  

Waking in Strange Places (1520.10.01): Kativa interacts with the strangers from the south.
~ 1090 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/17/13  

At the Edges of the Maps, Part 1 (1520.10.02): Northerners look at southern maps for the first time.
~ 1570 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/24/13  

At the Edges of the Maps, Part 2 (1520.10.02): Birka wishes to go on a journey to the south... and she knows who she'd like to take with her!
~ 1725 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/01/13  

Duty Bound (1520.10.02): Taiv ponders her relationship with Anler.
~ 448 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 03/09/15  

Laced Leather (1520.10.07): Kalitelm, focused on her healer's duties, talks with Margaa during a pleasant afternoon at the hot springs. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1574 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 07/05/13  

Alainya's Blanket: A Summer-Colored Sky (1520.10.11): A hand-made blanket is more than twists of yarn.
~ 117 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 12/19/10  

Three To Go South (1520.10.11): Malaamig watches the Northerners decide who to send south.
~ 2174 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 07/07/13  

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Catch and Release (1520.10.17): Dorom, Ereil, and Amaqor go ice-fishing near Itakith. (Supporters Only!)
~ 3045 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 05/11/12  

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Pressure (1520.10.17): Birka advises Kativa in matters of love. (Supporters Only!)
~ 1896 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/09/13  

Chosen (1520.10.18): Tikite brings news of the people chosen to go south.
~ 1394 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/12/13  

One Night in Itrelir (1520.10.22): The party going south spends one night in Itrelir. (Supporters Only!)
~ 214 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/19/13  

The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 1 of 8) (1520.10.26): Anler, Birka and Tiren prepare to set out across Lichenwold in search of a passage to the south.
~ 1295 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 08/19/13  

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The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 2 of 8) (1520.10.26): Birka, Tiren, and Anler encounter their first obstacle in Lichenwold.
~ 1676 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 08/26/13  

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The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 3 of 8) (1520.10.26): The Lichenwold travelers use teamwork to cross a frozen river.
~ 1852 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 09/09/13  

The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 4 of 8) (1520.10.27): The explorers venture deeper into Lichenwold, confronting the strange landscape while dealing with the first stirrings of interpersonal conflict.
~ 2772 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 09/16/13  

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The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 5 of 8) (1521.00.05): Birka, Tiren and Anler are caught in a blizzard, and must decide whether to push on with limited supplies, or turn back.
~ 1686 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 09/23/13  

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The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 6 of 8) (1521.01.03): With supplies running low and tensions growing, Anler makes an unwise decision.
~ 1583 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 09/30/13  

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The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 7 of 8) (1521.01.10): The Lichenwold travelers are growing desperate - they are dangerously low on supplies, and interpersonal tensions have driven them apart when they need each other most.
~ 1030 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 10/07/13  

The Lichenwold Crossing (Part 8 of 8) (1521.01.10): Disaster! Caught in an avalanche, the travelers struggle to survive.
~ 2483 words, Created by: Layla Lawlor (Writer), Posted: 10/14/13  

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Raising the Future (40.05.06): Demaree starts the infant house and becomes the first raiser.
~ 414 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/01/17  

Tame (future): Birka ponders gardens.
~ 202 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 02/12/08  

Pure (future): Birka discovers more differences between the Empire and the Snow-Unicorn riders.
~ 1773 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 06/13/08  

Mushrooms (future): Kether comes clean with Kativa.
~ 1410 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 11/14/08  

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Homesick! (future): A Northerner walks through a Southern town.
~ 167 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 01/20/10  

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The Brightest Star in the Sky (myth): This is a Northern myth about how the stars were placed in the sky, why Mouse has a white belly, and why there is no magic in the world.
~ 868 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 02/24/10  

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In Willow's Arms (myth): A poem about why Willow is associated with death in Northern lore.
~ 160 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ally Loughrin (Patron), Posted: 03/22/10  

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How Hare-thorn Catkins Became the First Sign of Spring (myth): A Northern myth about silk-hares and hare-thorn
~ 111 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 04/09/10  

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A Northern Puppet Story (myth): A cautionary tale about good (and bad!) behavior in the North. (Supporters Only!)
~ 0 words, Created by: Valerie Joanne Higgins (Illustration), Valerie Joanne Higgins (Writer), Posted: 04/30/10  

A Torn World Cinquain (poem): Cinquain written for #poetwist on Twitter
~ 16 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 04/05/10  

How to Pick (poem): A simple child's poem about herbs.
~ 90 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Posted: 05/20/10  

The Flower Chant (poem): This chant teaches about Northern plants and their uses.
~ 114 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Marina Bonomi (Patron), Posted: 05/31/10  

Winter White (poem): A Northern song about the snow.
~ 118 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Posted: 09/27/10  

Winter Follies (poem): Even a simple trip to quench your thirst can be an adventure when you leave the herd in the very long, midwinter night.
~ 1 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 01/16/11  

A Little Chaos on Combing Day (poem): A poem about the Festival of Combs.
~ 196 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 11/06/12  

Cage of Hope (Poem): This poem explores the symbolism of a cage bead in Northern culture.
~ 236 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), PeggyB (Inspiration), Posted: 07/12/11  

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Falling Leaves (poem): An autumn poem.
~ 46 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 10/20/11  

Getting the Goat (poem): Young rangers often hunt the wild goats to display their skills.
~ 135 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Patron), Meeks (Inspiration), Posted: 02/23/12  

Something Big Is Coming (poem): Big travelers make a big impression!
~ 14 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/13/12  

Darker Side of the Moons (poem): A short poem about death in the North.
~ 138 words, Created by: Lorna (Comtessa) (Writer), Posted: 05/16/12  

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Packing for the Long Haul (Poem): Amirel packs for the summer gather. (Supporters Only!)
~ 90 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 08/15/12  

A Gift of Time (Poem): Elders play a vital role in Northern culture.
~ 83 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 08/20/12  

Winter's Empty (Poem): Food is preserved for the winter.
~ 28 words, Created by: mikka (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/30/12  

Reflections of Water (poem): Water is like people...
~ 91 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Lorna (Comtessa) (Inspiration), Posted: 09/05/12  

Lullaby for a Nap at Noon (Poem): A Northern lullaby about animals and colors.
~ 54 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Posted: 09/10/12  

A Wild Wind (poem): A windstorm catches some rangers out with snow-unicorns.
~ 738 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Layla Lawlor (Inspiration), Posted: 11/27/12  

First Day on the Trail (poem): A young ranger goes out on the trail for the first time.
~ 293 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 11/20/12  

Youngest and Oldest (poem): You don't stay the 'youngest' forever.
~ 171 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 12/03/12  

Moon-slight (poem): A shape-poem.
~ 21 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 02/26/13  

Flowers for His Crown (Poem): Jularei and Utarna make a gathering trip to Akovu's Crown. (Supporters Only!)
~ 120 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Illustration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/14/13  

Northern Ice Cream (poem): A cold summer treat. (Supporters Only!)
~ 118 words, Created by: PeggyB (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Writer), Posted: 08/20/13  

Warm Summer Blues (poem): A poem about blues.
~ 110 words, Created by: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Posted: 10/22/13  

Sweet Nothings (poem): Honey is hard to find in the North. (Supporters Only!)
~ 241 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 12/20/13  

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Hand-Me-Downs (poem): Children look forward to new clothes. (Supporters Only!)
~ 123 words, Created by: mikka (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 01/07/14  

Snowbloom (poem): A perfect day with snow and sun brings a delightful treat. (Supporters Only!)
~ 178 words, Created by: PeggyB (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 03/17/14  

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Indoor Men and Outdoor Men (Poem): Tetefii likes all different kinds of men.
~ 184 words, Created by: Ellen Million (Inspiration), Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 06/11/14  

From White to Blue (Poem): Triangle flowers bloom in spring.
~ 41 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 07/11/14  

Stalking Sleep (Poem): Everyone has advice for getting to sleep in the brief Northern nights.
~ 163 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Posted: 07/02/14  

Riding From the Rescue (poem): Fala rides for help.
~ 400 words, Created by: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Inspiration), Ellen Million (Inspiration), Posted: 11/30/17  

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