C.L. King likes writing, brie cheese, insanely detailed costuming, has lived in America and Japan, and one day plans to make it to France.
At the age of 10, C.L.'s teacher gave the class a writing prompt, a picture of a room with pretty butterfly wallpaper and one of the butterflies peeling itself out to fly away.
Some students wrote stories about how a real butterfly had gotten trapped in the house, or how the butterfly was from the fairy butterfly land on the other side of the wall, but C.L. wrote a horror morality tale about a greedy scientist who discovered by accident that his attempt at an alchemy potion could actually make images into the real thing.
The scientist started digging through magazines and pouring it over photos of money, jewelry, and anything else he could think of, until in his excitement he accidentally knocked a beaker of the stuff onto a National Geographic cover with a lion on it.
He got eaten. C.L. got a good grade, possibly a note in her student file, and decided this writing thing was fun.
It's been a strange road ever since.