WORD : tenebrific

terrifically tenebrific

tenebrifically terrific

tenebricity can be

terrifically tenebrous!

Part 1 of 3

As somber as this theme might seem, there are so many terrific words to describe somber thoughts and scenes, it makes it difficult to not get excited about all the possibilities tenebrous thoughts can conjure.

Settling on the word tenebrific to highlight the featured somber theme came about while looking through the list of synonyms associated with the word somber.

Not only is tenebrific a terrific adjective, the solid click-click sound that comes with this word makes it a certain winner for a lyric. And as gloomy as it might lead some to feel, it sure is an idyllic word to ponder!

Catch Part 2 of this quick 3-part segment for more on the word tenebrific:

tenebricity might lead

to tragic tales and stories

but why delve into tragedy

so tenebrifically?

Part 2 of 3

Writing about somber themes can lead one into a downward spiral. But instead of doom and gloom, when focussing on words to describe somber thoughts and emotions, I often find myself uplifted by the creative process.

The upside to tenebrific times often occurs when resorting to rhymes. Seeking for rhymes has a tendency to lead into so many directions and introduces endless possibilities to create new stories by introducing entirely new words to what could otherwise be rather sorrowful lines.

Whether creating a fictional tale or purging some serious emotions, stygian writing can be an exhilerating and uplifting process while simultaneously releasing heavy thoughts and feelings.

Not one inclined towards macabre things or violence, the somber pieces I write tend to lead towards sorrow, loss, and anger. But I have created some fictional pieces that hint at mystery, doubt, and things considered dark.

Don’t miss the final segment on all things tenebrific and catch a tenebrous tale about a Mystery Solving Shaman:

cryptically tenebrific

stylistically tenebrous

satirically tenebrific

tenebrifically humorous

Part 3 of 3

The poem featured with this tenebrously somber word is one created entirely out of the imagination while focusing on rhythm and rhyme.

Mystery Solving Shaman is fueled with satire, introduces a possible murder, and hints at sexual encounters with an ex-con and a mystic shaman as the main characters.

I often wonder if I should include a disclaimer with tales such as this one. Something along the lines asserting that the characters are entirely fictional and how they do not relate to anyone dead or alive!


Finding the bright side to dark matters is often a challenge, but when it comes to creative writing, it can certainly be a fun one!

Catch all features highlighting the theme of somberness – there’s a tenebrous drawing, a night sky’s photo, and much more dark matter to peruse through!

POEM : stars

WORD : tenebrific

THEME : somberness

DRAWING : tenebrous toes

PHOTO : night sky’s star

COLOUR : sable

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