5 Key Steps to Walking Through TCK Grief

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Walking Into A Sketch

Awareness of beauty.

Kevin Barkman

I remember the first time I  touched snow and looked at the great pine trees towering above me cloaked in a glittering blanket of diamond cut ice and snow. “It looks just like the pictures, just like all the books said it would,” I gasped, “All the fairy stories are true,” Everything I read and looked at in sketches and pictures came alive before my eyes, more real and more bright than anything I had imagined. It was as if Aragon was taking the Fellowship right up the mountain and I was there too. It took the words I had read on a page and pasted them all around the world around me.

This morning I drove through a small neighborhood in eastern Washington full of swooping purple and pink blooming trees and pine trees and the sun floating through the limbs. The dew on the grass bounced light straight…

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And Then There Were Six!

Hello, SEers! Story Empire is expanding with two new authors who have joined our ranks. We are excited to welcome Joan Hall and P.H. Solomon. You’ll be seeing more of both on the blog as they settl…

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Alone

Alone.  It’s a word we don’t like, one that we pretend doesn’t exist. It’s a plague, a sickness, a sign. Stay away, he is alone.  “Alone,”  He spo…

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Magnify

He pulled his phone out, retreated behind the screen, left the cries of those around him, and found solace in the flashing of his own screen. The macbook came out next. Around him dozens more follo…

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Artists’ conk

I just finished writing 10 Routes That Crossed the World, due to be published next April. So trails are on my mind….. On a hike along Reinecker Creek trail (above Margaret Falls in Herald Pro…

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Stories

We all tell stories. Some of them true, some of them are full of lies and half wishes. We all write tales with our minds, weave plots with our actions, tell yarns with our words. We are all story t…

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