Melissa Ross, creator of the image of Lyric (right), is an

illustrator, writer, and art teacher. 


She likes to refer to her work as imagication...

To see more of her illustrations, visit her web site at:





excerpts from the mists of na crainn

in the forest

A knife of wind cut through the leaves above the girl’s head. Their shredded remnants bolted forward and so did she, running with her arms pulling at the air.  More…

the planetarium in the attic

Configurations of stars-the hunter, the sleeper, the twins and the regal peacock-burnished the pallet of sky before her eyes.  More…