Writerly Things 8/32/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 8/31/2020: What We Do in the Shadows Traci Kenworth Have any of you watched the TV series: What We Do in the Shadows or read the books? I find the series extremely kooky and funny. There are four vampires but basically three of them ignore the fourth, an energy vampire, Collin. A familiar […]

Five Links 8/29/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 8/29/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/08/have-your-characters-say-what-you-wish-youd-said.html “We’ve all been there. We’re driving home from a party where we were engaged in robust conversation. Someone said something boneheaded and we thought, That was a boneheaded thing to say. But not wishing to hammer that very obvious nail, we did not reply. Now, halfway home, it comes […]

Three Senryu and a Short Story Traci Kenworth


Mementos scatteredacross the map of the worldpictures of times past all recallhappier days nowsinged in ash journalsthe spyglassno clues Keepsakes Traci Kenworth How long had it been? Those stolen moments? Those discovered treasures. She pressed her fingertips to each. Oh, how she missed him. Days scattered into weeks and months. And finally, years. She picked […]

Writerly Things 8/24/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 8/24/2020: Settling in to a New Routine Traci Kenworth Things are finally starting to settle into a new routine for me with driving the kids to their work, errands, cleaning, and writing. Thankfully, the kids work at the same place and the same hours but not always the same days off with the […]

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 […]