One Line at a Time


Are you on Twitter?  I am and have recently discovered the weekly fun for writers hosted by the Romance Writer’s of America “Kiss of Death” Chapter. For #1linewed, writers are challenged to write just one line on a certain theme. It’s so fun to see what people come up with and it keeps my midweek creative juices flowing.

This week’s theme was texture. I thought it would be fun to share with you my several #1linewed “texturized” tweets. Follow me on Twitter and join in next Wednesday!

“I hate the texture of carpet.” Her voice was raspy and distant. “It reminds me of home, and the kids, and chores I never did.”

She traced a shaky finger over the broken bark, her tear-stained cheek against the trunk, and wondered if her scars ran as deep.

He stole her breath, walking into the place with that scruffy, rugged face and a velvety grin.

She skidded across the rough, hot asphalt in slow motion, her head bouncing hard under the smooth helmet. “Let’s go again.”

The worn patchwork quilt was soft on her aching legs from its decades of service, though it could not soothe her fear of dying.

She took his leathery hand, tracing the weathered lines in his palm from years working the supple earth of their homestead.

He let out an exacerbated sigh as gritty grains of sand from the kids’ day at the beach stuck between his bare toes…and smiled.

The neatest part is that with each one-liner, a whole plot forms in my head. Overwhelming if I get carried away! LOL One line at a time, Teresa…

Why don’t you give it a try? In the comments below, write one line on the theme texture. Doesn’t mean you have to use that word…but something expressing/involving texture. I’m excited to see what you come up with.



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Published by Teresa Tysinger

Author of Contemporary Christian Fiction. Wife, mother, creative, and professional communicator.

3 thoughts on “One Line at a Time

  1. Not up to supplying a line…had a near-death experience, at 4.10 CST and went to heaven…and came back.

    It’s not what you expect. It’s better. Trying to be ‘holy’ in this life is like pigs flying, but trying to avoid holiness there is like a whale not getting wet.

    And it’s ordinary. The smallest blessings here are the biggest ones There.

    And don’t you dare ‘fall on your face’ before God. He wants to look into your eyes, because He loves you.

    Hurting too bad, and too tired, to say more. But it’s all real, and it’s all for you.

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