The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Friday, May 18, 2007


Signs of hope are beginning to appear in our story. The sun is beaming into Keno's room at the infirmary, and I trust that it's an omen of good things to come. Of course, I've been known to be wrong. Our story resumes...

Monday, May 07, 2007


Welcome to Episode 51 of the Trowbridge Chronicles. Will I make it to episode 100? Stay tuned.
First things first. It's time to announce the winner of the Mrs. Trowbridge's signed sketch of the Imperial city of Shomu, and Emperor Nang's palace. And the winner is...VALERIE WALSH! Congratulations, Val. Soon you'll be receiving your sketch in the mail, plus a surprise BONUS GIFT: an all-expense paid one-way trip to the Mongolian desert! There you'll visit the Trowbridge Museum in Darhan that houses rare artifacts from Trowbridge shrew excavation sites throughout China and Mongolia. You'll see tiny arrows the size of toothpicks, thimble-size pots unearthed from ancient Trowbridge shrew villages...and the most cherished artifact: A tiny battle helmet (about the size of a walnut shell) said to have been worn by Shrew Khan himself! Don't forget to bring back pictures for us to see!

Well, Keno is now rested up and ready to return to the unrelenting pace of life in an episodic story blog. If you recall, we left Keno resting in bed at the palace infirmary with Emperor Nang at his bedside. Emperor Nang was about to explain to Keno what events brought him to his bed in the infirmary. We are anxious to know what happened to Keno after he drank the brew in his dungeon cell. Our story resumes...