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, October 19, 2007


A million tales have been told among the shrews of the Mongolian Steppes, of life and death in the scorching desert, of battles won and battles lost, of heroes and heroines. The tales of Shrew Khan, his brother Emperor Nang, and Khan's faithful compatriot, Keno, are among the most retold of all the Trowbridge shrew stories. We are nearing the conclusion of one of Mrs. Trowbridge's many Shrew Khan stories.

Keno, who we have come to know and love, has been the hero of this story. His adventure at the Imperial City of Shomu tested his mettle and made him grow stronger as a shrew and a warrior.

Keno and Emperor Nang have "dropped in" at the desert fortress at Giloh, only to find that Shrew Khan and his comrades are nowhere to be found. Did we come this far in the story just to find that Khan is missing in action? I hope not. Let's find out...

Sunday, October 07, 2007


Thank you all for your condolences regarding my father's recent passing.

The Khan Chronicles story is winding to a close, and I'm open for suggestions. If you would like The Trowbridge Chronicles to return to the rain forest where it began, voice your opinion. Perhaps you would like to continue with our desert saga. Mrs. Trowbridge wrote more episodes of the Khan Chronicles. Part Two is entitled In Pursuit of the Phantom Mongol.

If you would like to switch back and forth, that's also a possibility. That's sort of what we've been doing lately. Your comments could have an impact on the future direction of Trowbridge.

Finally Keno has returned to Giloh to serve his commander, Shrew Khan...if he can find him. Our story resumes...

Monday, October 01, 2007


The blues and lavenders of the scorching desert mountains contrast sharply with the red and yellow of the flaming balloon as it drops onto the desert floor. The emperor has landed! But where is Shrew Khan? Is he dead, or alive? The saga continues...