I had to hand it to my wee Lenora. There was never a dull moment with her and today’s revelation was no exception. Seems she stumbled across this website where people were looking for pen pals. Pen pals, of all things! When she suggested I create a profile and look for a pen pal of my own, I found I rather liked the idea. I had a lot of time on my hands, so why not? Getting up from the sofa, I logged onto the site Lenora directed me to and began filling in the profile form.

Name: Liam Kelly

Select your age bracket: 200+

Desired Age of Pen Pal: Any age

Vocation: Retired carpenter. I now work part time as an advisor for the Wizards’ and Warlocks’ Association.

What qualities would you like in a pen pal? Someone who is open to new ideas but yet holds true to the core values of decency, mutual respect, and courtesy. In other words, someone who is innovative but not repelled by the “old” ways. I admire someone who is not afraid of hard work, no matter the job or task they are doing. Nowadays, people are in too much of a rush to get nowhere. They forget to stop and smell the flowers and instead hide their noses behind a phone or a tablet. Someone with a good helping of imagination is always a welcome sight. Someone who believes there is more out there than what we can see with the eye is a treasure.

Describe yourself in a few sentences or less: I am an old Irishman in a young man’s body due to a bit of magic performed by my wife. I believe in the family bond, a courageous heart, and a determined mind. I enjoy talking about life and all of its aspects. I have been married to my wife, Mathilda, for over 20 years and enjoy being with my large family. My wee granddaughter, Lenora, (well, she’s not so wee anymore, as she is a grown woman) is the light of my life. I raised her from the time she was a wee girl due to the untimely death of her parents.


It was just her and me and I cherish those days immensely.

Hobbies & Interests: Woodworking, reading by a cozy fire, fountain pns, chatting about life and bygone days, playing the guitar and singing old Irish songs, assisting my wife with her Alchemy, and spending as much time as I can with my dear ones.

Would you be interested in meeting your pen pal? I am certainly open to it, but either way is acceptable.

How many pen pals would you like? 2-3

I clicked “Submit” and whistled while I waited for the computer to shut down.