🦉 Submissions open for Issue 3, Volume 1: Unknown & Unseen. Submissions close Dec 31, 2022.
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.
December 31, 2022


But last year's collision showed us; we'd run into a t-section. Both heading away from each other, both missing important signals.
December 30, 2022

A Deal is a Deal

I decided as my New Year’s resolution that I would both no longer be taken advantage of and I would collect money for our local Food Bank. I’ve been doing both.
December 27, 2022

Book Review: Flury: Journey Of A Snowman

I felt elated at each discovery. Oliver’s frustration when things didn’t go as planned, fear at Grandmother’s dominance and the excitement of finding what was hidden in the snow.
December 27, 2022

Nightfall in the Garden of Deep Time: Book Review

Nightfall in the Garden of Deep Time is the perfect for casual reading fans of The Secret Garden and The Chronicles of Narnia. More than that, it is a must read for anyone who feels a creative spirit. It will feed your soul and affirm your confidence.
December 25, 2022

Gingerbread House for a Mouse

For a very good reason in this cheerful season, every wish can come true. And the little mouse whispered hope upon the bright Christmas star…
December 24, 2022

Man in the Shadows

Lydie walked down the sidewalk, enjoying the lazy snowfall. She felt as if she were in a snow globe. How pretty it was with Christmas lights up around the city. Her boots clacked on the sidewalk as she made her way home. It had been a rough day trying to get everything in under the deadline. She wondered why her coworkers panicked when they knew this day would come. But, as usual, they got the newspaper finished under the wire.
December 23, 2022

My World

“My gentleman, this woman fancies herself an explorer of new worlds – how amusing!” A deep, low humming and grumbling of men dressed in fine waistcoats and alabaster shirts echoed through the room.
December 17, 2022

Say Cheese!

“As I was leaving town, I saw it! A man I did not know, wearing a crown of cheese. Swiss cheese to be exact.”
December 15, 2022

Yugen – Volume 2, Issue 6 of the MockingOwl Roost

Each piece published by our contributors and staff have this sense of "otherness" in the in-between space where words are never enough. Being a publication full of words, this was a unique challenge for authors, perhaps, but the community has done a beautiful job of showing this challenging space through stories that help give words to those feelings.
December 13, 2022

December Book Round Up

Holiday books not only make for excellent reading, but fantastic gift ideas that can be shared with the whole family for years to come.
December 11, 2022


Gingerbreading is crafting and creating, laughing and lauding. And when the holidays are over, it takes on one last, long-awaited meaning: smashing those beautiful little houses and feasting for a month (or more!) on all the melt-in-your-mouth pieces!
December 11, 2022

Positivity Corner: Taking (Reiki) Classes

If you’re in a rut, consider stretching your wings to try a course you may not normally learn toward. It doesn’t have to be a university course, but something that will enrich your soul.