The Ramblings of a Dreamer

Little pieces of writing by Tracey-anne.
Poems, Haiku, Twitterature, and Short Stories. 

Clannad Of This Land.mp3

A Wandering Soul

A Poem

Crossing the veil between worlds…

A light bright
a loud cry in the night
makes way for a soul in the dark
gliding through time
a passage ethereal sublime
a story forgotten renewed

mingling the past into the future
a haze blinding most
glamour hides a host
the spiritual warrior has eyes to see
but not until he falls to his knees

the figure in shadow feels the heart of the broken
crushing love not forgotten
gripping mist
chasing dreams
karma eludes or so it seems

circles and cycles
souls entwined
something at work
possibly divine
Amazing Women Share
Anais Nin by Bree Reetz
Virginia Woolf

Twitterature/Flash Fiction

Flash fiction is fictional work of extreme brevity, including the Six-Word Story, 140-character stories, also known as twitterature, 
the dribble (50 words), the drabble (100 words), and sudden fiction (750 words)

Miniature Stories

Her hands reach out for intangible dreams as dust motes dance in the spectrum of light across one corner of the room.


A Poem
London Town

Streets noisy but silent

bobby doesn’t beat, officers sleep

plastic bag an urban tumbleweed

a flower grows through the cracked pavement

pretty walls adorned, a distraction

reflected in a drunks puddle

give me a fag, got a spare pound,

nothing humble about this town

sirens replace screams

window curtains twitch

but still…

the sun comes out

lawns are mowed

trees bear fruit

flowers are on the table

typing letters forming words

a mish-mash of thoughts on the screen

most will never be seen

a sigh

a sip of tea

a drag on a fag

it isn’t so bad

ponders life while staring up at the sky

a tear drops from the eye

Wattpad Books by Tracey-anne
Six-Word Stories ~ The ramblings of a curious mind
Prose, poetry, and Haiku.


"Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.

I heard a whisper 

as ancient as life itself 

carried on the wind

Windows to the soul

he fell into her blue eyes

magic behind cosmic glass

Words of Byron bound

a flower found in a book

her heart skips a beat
Rain on my window

distorting my view outside

the sky is crying
People of the mounds

enchanted knowledge of past

let me remember
Glitter from the sky

my hand reaches out to you

fingers play with light
Wear a starry crown

glisten in the sun and moon

leave a stardust trail
Place your hand in mine

let me feel the warmth of touch

it has been too long
I drink my coffee

scribble words that come to mind

mental pictures speak
Colour matters not

the skin is but soul's temple

bright light knows no shade

Head pressed on his chest

she hears the ticking of time

only bodies age

His voice is like silk

it brushes against my skin

but I miss velvet
Oracle foretold

a prophecy of twin souls

the crow and the deer
She catches sunlight

and stores it away inside

for those rainy days
Don't pick the flower

let it bend towards the sun

so beauty can last
A ruin in the woodlands

built by hands so long ago

I can hear your voice
Trees with crystal roots

bringing light to everyone

drink enchanted dew
A purple flower 

visited me in a dream

fragrance stole my soul
Hey, sensitive soul

in a crazy busy world

take five minutes out
Am I a writer?

my hand writes the visuals

that my heart receives

Le Mysterieux Carnival ~ La Farfalla Cirque

A Short Story

Enya - May It Be.mp3

Beautiful photography by Rudi Moerkl.

My mind could live in this space forever ~ I want to jump in. ;o) 

Found Santuary

Flowers adorn twisted trees
in salmon pinks, lilac, and muted leaves
like miniature sunsets 
opaque against a fading violet sky
as above
so below
my soul found heaven upon a knowe

Knowe (plural knowes) (chiefly Scotland and Ulster) A small hill; a knoll
Wattpad is a wonderful place to share experimental forms of writing. I only began to use in 2018 and found it liberating, sharing pieces away from the novel series. I think my muse was thankful, having a new space to play in. ;o) I placed a few chapters of the novel there for a brief time, but prefer to use the platform to express my scribbles in different styles
There are some incredible writer folk there, friendly too. Pop over - HERE
No.03 Ethereal  2018
No. 15 Intimate  2018
No. 17 Mystique 2018

No.1 in six-word-stories (Aug 2018)

Tread Softly (2018)  ~ No.06 Prose - No.07 Mini-stories
Butterfly Soul (2018) ~ No. 05 Mini-stories 
No.05 Six-word-stories - No.06 Haiku
No.22 Mythical & No.08 Prose 

Links about Writing

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If we could write completely uncensored, free of judgement, what on earth would we write?

“…the essence of fiction writing is creating a character you love and, frankly, torturing him. You are both sadist and saviour.” – JANET FITCH
“Michelangelo’s Pieta was once a shapeless block, most of which ended up as dust on his studio floor.” – NANCY ETCHEMENDY 
“Unlike most things that most people make, your novel will not be perfect.” – LEMONY SNICKET
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda
“The difference between a novelist and someone who tinkers around with writing is this: novelists finish their books.” – NANCY ETCHEMENDY
Advice for writers

  • Capture the feels on paper, as you are experiencing them, now, raw, and unedited. Save for a later day to use in your writing. A jar or book of feels, for inspiration, all in your unique voice. Journals are a great way to get back in touch with YOU and your writing style. 
  • If your heart is whispering a story, please, listen. Scribble that shit down. It doesn't matter that you're not academically taught. You can be as street as you are and still be worthy, the muse of creation said so. Just Do It! (trainer related pun intended) Write the story that makes you daydream hours, days, weeks, months, years away. Those whispers visit you for a reason. - Tracey-anne McCartney
  • Never - Ever - Forget - you are magic, a perspective of such contained in skin, let your special magic flow onto/into everything you love, including that blank page.
~ Tracey-anne McCartney
Writing is more about the journey than the destination.

  • Being published isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Writing is. -  Anne Lamott (Just enjoy where you are right now)
  • Write only those books you are absolutely convinced the muse wants you to. Not just books that are good ideas, but ideas that you’re personally passionate about and fit your heart, convictions, wiring, and style, not someone else’s. Never write a book you can’t pour yourself into 100%. Even 90% isn’t enough, because when you hit the rough spots, your heart needs to be totally in it. - Randy Alcorn
  • To sound smart, you must stop trying to sound smart. Brilliant writing is simple writing, a relevant idea delivered clearly and directly. Read More
  • If writing seems hard, it’s because it is hard. It’s one of the hardest things people do. – William Zinsser
  • Dive in and be scared later. Simply take action and don’t overthink where this might end up. - Carol Tice
  • Stop being in such a rush. Slow down and work on your craft. Read. Write. Learn. It takes time to develop your craft. - Tara Lazar
  • Getting into the habit of sitting down and writing every day is essential.
  • Prose is architecture, not interior decoration. – Ernest Hemingway
  • Get through a draft as quickly as possible. Hard to know the shape of the thing until you have a draft. Literally, when I wrote the last page of my first draft of Lincoln’s Melancholy I thought, Oh, shit, now I get the shape of this. But I had wasted years, literally years, writing and re-writing the first third to first half. The old writer’s rule applies: Have the courage to write badly. – Joshua Wolf Shenk
  • Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that — but you are the only you. ― Neil Gaiman
  • Backstory is the most fundamental, present, and meaningful foundation of the story. Or as Faulkner said, “The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past.”
  • I’d say start publishing your work online and showing it to people even if it’s not ready or perfect.I spent years writing short stories and trying to get my sentences just right. I rarely showed them to anyone and I didn’t get the feedback I needed to improve as a writer. Instead, I stuffed my drafts in a drawer. - Bryan Collins, writing coach
  • Take your time. There’s no rush to get published. The more time you spend writing, reading, and learning to be a better writer, the better things will go for you. Don’t try to hurry it along. - Rachelle Gardner, literary agent
  • Make each sentence (and every word in that sentence) earn its keep: Is this sentence indulgent? Or does it help the reader? Does it explain, elucidate, or elevate the truth? Get out of your head and into your reader’s. When you’re writing about your own life and your own experiences from your own point of view, you’re nonetheless exposing something real and true and universal.Ann Handley
  • Develop your spiritual practices. Helps with stamina to write consistently and from your heart. -  Lisa Tener
  • Listen and observe more closely. These are seeds being sown into your soul. Soak up everything. You will use all you’re hearing, seeing, touching, tasting, and smelling. -  Chris Fabry
  • You have to stop writing sometimes to have a life that will fuel your writing. Other avocations can scratch a different creative itch and fuel your writing as well. Fast writing might be sloppy writing, but it ends with a result that can be cleaned up and rewritten as many times as necessary. Go at your own pace, but go! - Angela Hunt
  • Stay close to your personal truth as it comes to you when you sit down to write. Follow your bliss. Explore the questions that rise within your soul that will lead you to a more meaningful writing path, one of integrity and passion for the truth that is uniquely yours. When you sit down to write, assume you know nothing. Become curious. Investigate. Inquire. Your mission is not to tell readers who they are and what they should believe; your mission is to ask the important questions and give readers the opportunity to explore those for themselves. - Gloria Kempton
  • In the creative process, the heart of the storyteller takes priority over everything else including formulas, word count, social media, and productivity. Let the muse awaken your own hearts before you ask your art to stir the hearts of others. That will infuse your stories with an eternal spark that transcends you and transforms others. - Allen Arnold
  • Try all forms of writing, don’t pre-type yourself, produce fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, playscripts, essays, profiles, humor, memoir, and biography. - William Noble
  • Write daily. But not just for productivity. Write to discover yourself, getting reintroduced to the human being you’re blessed to be — that person indwelled with something of value to offer the world. - Patricia Raybon
  • Write now. Don’t wait, because when you do have something important to say, you won’t want your writing to be rusty. Your writing will change and evolve with time. 
  • Before submitting anything, be sure you’re happy with every word. - Jerry Jenkins