January 15, 2023

Celebrating Two Years of the MockingOwl Roost: A Look at What We’ve Done

During these 2 years, we have published writers and artists from 6 continents and subcontinents and 20+ countries, and over 500 pieces total!
January 14, 2023


he knows so much more than your conscious mind will admit to. So be aware, and be wary.
January 13, 2023

Hanson Opperknockity

Knowing that the piano had just been tuned that very afternoon, Mikel asked, “Are there any other notes that are ‘broken’?” Young Hans scrunched up his face and then plucked the piano keys from the very lowest bass notes to the delicate high notes. In all, he picked six other notes that were ‘broken’. Mikel told Hanson that the piano tuner had been there that afternoon but that he would call him and arrange for him to return and make sure that Hanson was there to “help” the tuner.
January 11, 2023

Forgotten Pebbles

Crystal pearly waves kiss my feet. Some pebbles roll on the sandy beach, some move away in watery waves.
January 10, 2023

Holding the Contradiction

In the name of progress, progressives have enforced new binary categories. Voicing disagreement is similarly branded. Accusations fly. Asking questions, challenging, identifying absurdities like insisting on terms like chest feeding – you are an enemy. The Right is quick to pick it up and use it. If you aren’t with us, you are against us.
January 9, 2023

Where the Heart Is

Oh, tender shelter, shall I come to thee? Or a wanderer forever be?
January 8, 2023

My Favorite Things: Storm Season

I was terrified of the disaster the storm could bring, the damage it could do to my safe world. I was terrified of damage happening when I wasn’t looking because I thought somehow I could stop it if I could see it coming.
January 7, 2023

Soul Mates

The soul may be considered analogous with spirits, ghosts, and mysteries.
January 6, 2023

A Saturday in Paris

"Could I have a look at the Meissen porcelain figurines?" He had a slight accent. He pointed to the shelf. There were about ten figures displayed. He carefully took one of them in his trembling hands, a shepherdess with a lamb, and carefully put it back in slow motion.
January 4, 2023

The Way Cats Wake Up to a Passion of Birds

We don’t remember light. We remember the dark. The cruelties; the misgivings. We remember winter and fistfuls of ice, like cold salt tossed in a face with contempt, a form of shunning, bitter the gesture; the censure of wind and snow.
January 3, 2023

Emylle On Wheels: Web Comic – Episode 1

Four panel comic of Emylle on Wheels - Episode 1.
January 1, 2023

My Favorite Christmas Things: A Christmas Carol

I love the story so much that my parents purchased “A Christmas Carol Cherished Teddies” figurine version, complete with Scrooge and his counting house, so I could have Scrooge with me year round.