Natural Miracles

No, not the fact that Lodge of the Wolf #2 is now ready to move from color-coded pens on graph paper to electronic publishing… although you could make an argument for that.

No, I was speaking literally. As I was attempting to conjure ever more fantastic imagery to enchant the next story with, I decided to take a break and eat. Not very remarkable so far, I’ll grant. However, as is often the case, I turned on the TV too. That’s when I dropped into the middle of a Planet Earth marathon. Thus…

Natural Miracles

The amazing photography and superb narration captured my attention and I nearly forgot to eat (nearly). I’ve seen many of them before, but this time I watched with an eye and ear toward writing. The transitions, pacing, and sheer variety of the content astonish me. As Sir David Attenborough disclosed the magic and majesty of the spinning rock which we inhabit I also realized, somewhat to my chagrin, that my imagination often pales alongside Mother Nature (or your deific/natural/scientific word term of choice). Humbling, yet also inspiring.

This isn’t a political statement. I don’t have a hidden agenda. As a matter of fact, I probably shouldn’t tell my readers that my imagination needs a spark every now and then. The fact of the matter is that I sat there utterly enthralled. That’s when I reaffirmed my goal: for my words to recreate that feeling of wonder and exploration and amazement. I promised myself to push and stretch and reach farther.

Everyone needs a little inspiration when the page is blank, the screen cursor is blinking monotonously, and the mouse seems to be laughing to itself.


Written by D. D. Wolf

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I'm on my 5th or 6th career depending on how you count them, but ideally this one will be my last with the kind help of our readers. I've traveled to several states across the U.S., but the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina will always be where I'm most comfortable. I've been an avid reader of comics for more years than I'm going to mention, but I return time after time to the old pulps. Obviously the Doc Savage books have been a tremendous influence. There's just something about seeing and hearing those characters in your mind's eye, just the way YOU, as the reader, think they should be.. I've been writing poems, lyrics and stories of varying quality since I was in my teens, which means most of my archives are on paper in three-ring binders! I've been creating characters in various RPG systems for at least that long. I've always thought characters made the story: good characters can live on through story after story. It wasn't until the last 6 or 7 years that I felt I could write characters well enough to be engaging. You'll have to let me know how I'm doing.

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