Depth of Focus: The Stanzas

General Fiction, Poetry, Romance

By Kenya D. Williamson

Publisher : Kenya D. Williamson

ABOUT Kenya D. Williamson

Kenya D. Williamson
I'm a verse novel and short fiction author, screenwriter (for TV, film and the web), poet, actress and occasional blogger from Levittown, Pennsylvania. Currently living in Los Angeles, California, I've acted in dozens of TV shows, films and commercials, but returned to my writing roots for More...


Danni wants a life — her own. She’s paid her dues. She moves to New York to study photography. But, there’s a small problem. Several people think she hasn’t paid her dues. And they’re ready to collect what they imagine she owes them. Whether it’s love, respect, sex, an apology, money, commitment, forgiveness or something else entirely, Danni feels like she’s being pulled in a million directions that all wind up at the same dead end.

A meddling roommate, nosy neighbor, former lover, current lover, mostly-absent father, jealous sibling, insecure best friend, demanding boss and suicidal mother vie for attention while Danni tries to balance her lousy waitressing job, approaching (see: dreaded) birthday party and shrinking college fund. She’d gladly run and hide. But, they all know where she lives. And she can’t afford to move. Besides, if she continues keeping everyone at arm's length, she’ll lose a lot more than a promising career.

This verse novel — that can be read in stanzas or what looks like ordinary prose — tells the story of a young woman’s quest for independence and career success. Complicated by relationships that pull her in different directions, that path leads Danni to an awakening she never expected — and isn’t quite sure she wants. Plans can change. But, Danni wonders... can people?

Relationships are hard. Honesty doesn't always come easily. And neither does forgiveness. But, whether it's friendship, family or romance, everyone wants in on the game. Some just play harder than others. "Depth of Focus: A Novel" can be read in what would appear to be normal prose or as poetry in "Depth of Focus: The Stanzas."