Taylor Helferty

is creating stories and storytelling adventures.




Website: www.awild-dream.com

I was once a young child who sought ancient magic in wilds beyond the neighbourhood. I would wait for the spring rain and melt to engorge the river until it saturated the entire wetland up to our backyard. Then I would take our family canoe, set sail from the towering and scrappy tree fort outpost at the edge of the forest, and danced with the current of the river with my paddle. I followed its wandering through lakes and marshes, around islands, and to glacier-carved rock shores. I would follow the glow of sunlight in the tree to find sanctuaries unknown to anyone but me.

Our stories weave and mold the subjective reality of our lives. Our stories maintained history and legend. They inspire in us grand adventures and deep connections. Stories give us something to chase after in the woods, seek out new experiences, engage us in a conversation with ourselves and others, and bring us hope in our darkest moments. 

I write in the style of magical realism - the fairy tales and folklore that inspires a child to venture into a wild unknown or that brings ghosts to a lonely town. Through magical characters and places, human stories and experiences, and introspective philosophies about what it is to live a full life, I write stories and other works in the hopes that they will bring magic into your world.

I also have many other writing projects that go beyond simply writing to full on storytelling; storytelling that brings magic into our world and can take us on actual, physical adventures as you uncover them.

Of course, writing takes time, and it is a creative process that I put a lot of myself into. I offer my writing for the free viewing of anyone who may stumble upon it, but I do hope that with your support I can continue to devote more time and resources towards bringing stories to inspire your world. 

"Life achieves it's summit when it does to the uttermost that which it was equipped to do." - Jack London

Note: I will be creating rewards as I become more set-up in the coming weeks :)

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Once I have a good base of people committed to reading my work, I'd like to create a podcast version of my stories - and stories from other storytellers - to explore the art, culture, history, and future of verbal storytelling.
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