Three Senryu and a Short Story Traci Kenworth


a piece of fabriclies cluttered beside rail tracksits owner misplaced did she run along the train’s rails, heart in her throat,or did her dress tear did she see the beastleave the shadows of the treesno bones or blood tracked The Girl Running Beside the Train Tracks Traci Kenworth Millie lost her shoe in the flight from […]

Writerly Things 8/17/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 8/17/2020: Forgiveness as We Age Traci Kenworth Mistakes run the course of our lives. So does forgiveness, if we let it. God doesn’t just forgive you one time and if you backslide, that’s it. He does so infinitely. We can be disappointed in ourselves when we realize the error of our ways but […]

Three Senryu and a Short Story Traci Kenworth


Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge using the words Circled and Squared, synonyms only. The sketch encompassedher day of who he was, thisbalance boy and man he seemed allshadows and light bothbrash and bold girdedby life inkand bone The Rival Traci Kenworth All day she sat, sketching him first then adding ink. He leapt off the […]

Writerly Things 8/10/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 8/10/2020: Do People Take Fantasy Writers Serious? Traci Kenworth There’s a saying that people don’t take fantasy writers seriously. Somehow, they think that all the creativity that goes into the writing makes it easy to write fantasy. After all, it’s all made up, right? So, it shouldn’t take a whole lot of talent […]

Five Links 8/9/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 8/8/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://stevelaube.com/realistic-language-in-fiction/ “I’m a former crime reporter and trauma survivor with lots of counseling writing a suspense novel. I’m trying to balance Christian fiction guidelines with the speech and behavior I’ve seen in police stations and at crime scenes. I’ve come up with some of my own ways to […]

Book Talk 8/7/2020: Brigid Kemmerer’s A Heart So Fierce and Broken Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 8/7/2020: Brigid Kemmerer’s A Heart So Fierce and Broken Traci Kenworth A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer. YA. 2020. Bloomsbury. Amazon’s blurb: In the sequel to New York Times bestselling A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer returns to the world of Emberfall in a lush fantasy where friends become foes and […]

Three Senryu and a Story 8/6/2020 Traci Kenworth


Dead windows wait forthe joy of the children onceroomed within their walls curtains hanglimp with dust as astillborn cries pictures decay while tears drop The House on Vasket Street Traci Kenworth They’d moved in three months ago. Dreams full. Hopes high. Delaney inspected her face in the passenger mirror window. Her face had filled out. She patted […]

Writerly Things: Why Do Movies of the 1980s Seem Scarier Than Those of Today? Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 8/3/2020: Why is It the Best Horror Movies Seem to Have Been Made During the 1980s? Traci Kenworth I’ve been re-watching The Hitcher starring C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Rutger Hauer. It’s credited with the most shocking and disturbing scene in cinema history ever. That is when Jennifer Jason Leigh’s character, […]

Five Links 8/1/2020 Traci Kenworth


Had a chaotic week with my mom going into hospital, family stress, and my son getting a job. All in all, things are looking up and we’re on the road to recovery. Five Links 8/1/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/07/the-vision-on-the-stairway.html “Forty years ago—today—I went to a birthday party for one of my best friends from […]