Angela Kelsey

Tell the Story

I’m back.

Filed in What I'm Writing Today, Writing Prompt :: June 3, 2012

I didn’t plan a “digital sabbatical,” but a blog break evolved. I want to tell you about the Peaces of Prosperity series on Bridget Pilloud’s site. My piece will be up later in the month, but here’s today’s Peaces of Prosperity post–including a prompt for your own writing (you know I love a good prompt!).

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What we see

Filed in Writing, Writing Prompt :: April 4, 2012

Tonight in my workshop we described the scene outside our window: a policeman supervised the removal by tow truck of a tar kettle that had, apparently, somehow collided with a streetlight before we arrived. Each of us wrote the scene quite differently. In The Art of Description, Mark Doty writes, “It’s incomplete to say that […]

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The Survivors

Filed in Writing, Writing Prompt :: April 3, 2012

From The New Yorker, December 21, 1957: Quite rightly, we remained among the living; Managed to hoard our strength; kept our five wits; So far as possible, withheld our eyes From sights that loosen keystones in the brain. We suffered, where we had to, thriftily, And wasted nothing on the hopeless causes, Foredoomed escapes, symbolic […]

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