The other night, I was laying in bed, when I noticed a faint dusting of confetti landing on my comforter, the phantom remnants of another party that I had not been invited to. The source of confetti were tiny, rainbow-winged Flitter Zings flirting with a small celestial moon I used as a night light. The moon was positioned above my bed, a watchful satellite against dreams of darkness. Known to the Travelers as the Eternal Clock, the moon was a perfect replica of Earth’s cratered companion. Every Traveler had one, for by its phases, the festivals of the tribes were calculated. The moon was primal; tied to fertility, life cycles, seasons and the Magic by which the Realm was created.
The Flitter Zings were attracted to the Magic as all of my creatures are. It’s what makes them different from the static creations created by the other Creators. My creatures aren’t just brought forth by the Magic but they are transmuted by the Magic as well. Because of this, my characters never cease to surprise me. And those that continue to surprise me the most are the ones like the Flitter Zings that I create from my heart and soul for the sole purpose of surprising someone else. These creations aren’t just little creatures, they’re Soul Envoys, sparks of my deepest feelings encapsulated to be shared with another. What makes my Soul Envoys doubly unique is that the emotion I imbue them with at their inception is only half of their creation. Their creation isn’t truly done until another soul besides mine is touched by them as well.
This was why my Soul Envoys always appeared so ethereal to me. Yes, I had made them to be elusive, an elaborate illusion conjured by a magician’s daughter. Creating real creatures wasn’t allowed in Cratersville, where I grew up, so when special occasions arose, I created real creatures and passed them off as common characters created for a fleeting moment of fun. I spoke my heart’s desires to others through the pages of my Creation Book then. I entertained at parties by hiding behind the curtain off stage while my characters shined in the spotlight. Because of this, more often than not, I missed the exact moment when my phantasms were transformed by another’s wonder. That’s okay. My creations weren’t made for me, they were made to be shared.
And that night, as I watched the Flitter Zings sprinkling me with the flecks of a disintegrating rainbow, I realized that my Soul Envoys were being shared still, by people I didn’t even know and in places I would likely never see. By morning, the Flitter Zings were gone, but the scattering of confetti remained. I put the confetti in a jar with all the other confetti I had collected throughout the years from these elusive visits. I keep the jar on the shelf where I can catch glimpses of it throughout the day. It reminds me that despite the power I possess, the real magic of what I do resides not with me, but with the little creatures I create and with the souls of those in worlds I’ve just begun to know.
—Jellybean Reds, Creator of Little Creatures
Flitter Zing Card – Happy Birthday!
Sunshine Card – Happy Birthday!
Secret Sunshine Card – It’s no Secret, I Love U