Rithm of Love

So I just entered my very first Reedsy Prompts competition! For those that are unfamiliar with Reedsy Prompts, it is a weekly writing contest guided by prompts. The theme of this week's prompts was 'Machine...Learning' and the prompt I chose to use was 'Write a story where an algorithm plays an important role'. My story... Continue Reading →

Winning the GenreCon Short Story Competition

On Monday morning the 15th of February, the day after Valentines Day, I received an email from Queensland Writers Centre notifying me that I had won the GenreCon Short Story Competition. Its a good thing no-one was home at the time, because I was screaming. This competition took over QWC’s regular Right Left Write flash... Continue Reading →

Parasomnia: A Brand New Short Story

Hi again everyone! So I have just finished the revision process of some new and existing short stories! This latest one is called Parasomnia, and is suspense story with a sprinkling of the supernatural! You can read the story in the body of the post below, or download as a PDF here: Parasomnia by Kate... Continue Reading →

BRAND NEW SHORT STORY: Munchausen

Well I don't know about you, but self isolation has certainly been very productive for me. Today I am very excited to announce a BRAND NEW short story: Munchausen. Munchausen is a prequel to my short story 'The New Neighbors'. It follows Amy, a personal carer who begins a job at a remote lake house... Continue Reading →

Just Jane

Just Jane A Short Story by Kate Kelsen Copyright © 2019. All Rights Reserved   My name is Jane Atkinson. See, there. You made the association, didn’t you? It wasn’t my face that came to mind when you heard the name. You thought of Ashley Atkinson, my sister, and that little girl that disappeared all... Continue Reading →

Flying With Strangers- A New Short Story

Flying with Strangers A Short Story by Kate Kelsen Copyright © 2019. All Rights Reserved In the hours leading up to his flight, Jeff relished in the freedom of procrastination. Time had dragged on blissfully slow, enabling his hesitancy. But the hours and minutes ticked by nonetheless. Eventually there was no time left between him... Continue Reading →

Fleeting Beauty- New Flash Fiction Story

A brand new short SHORT story! Enjoy! Fleeting Beauty A Short Story by Kate Kelsen Copyright © 2019. All Rights Reserved Penelope’s mother had enrolled her in deportment classes at sixteen years of age. At her graduation, the talent agency had offered her a modelling job once she was finished school. With her confident stride,... Continue Reading →

New FREE Short Stories!

I've just finished a short story I've been working on, called 'Let The Right One Out'. If you like The Shawshank Redemption, you'll like this story, as it is essentially fan fiction loosely based on the film. The writing process of this story has led me in two directions for the premise and conclusion of... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo Project Part 8

Previous: In her desperate bid to be Cathal's mother, Leona becomes increasingly distressed by his seeming unwillingness to respond to her, resulting in a shocking outburst of physical aggression which results in Cathal's arm being broken.  When Cathal reaches the school age, Leona's mental health further deteriorates, and she withdraws from life, crippled with fear... Continue Reading →

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