fang transformed into metal
sword magic by hammer --
wisdom seems forgetful now
hiding cunning beneath age.
(I evidently really like the tanka form. I keep writing them with great relish.)
Yes, the story lives. Today's chapter: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7602222/319/A-Tale-of-Ever-After
chapter 318 is finally up! https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7602222/318/A-Tale-of-Ever-After
A day late, but done. RL rudely interfered.... https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7602222/317/A-Tale-of-Ever-After