Copyright © Kate Kelsen 2020. All Rights Reserved From the corner of the room, Omid stood with his arms crossed, his brow furrowed. Jasem sat on the edge of the examination bed across the way, and Ellen stood in front of him. ‘So you’re Caroline’s neighbor?’ Ellen enquired. ‘Yes,’ Omid replied. ‘What treatment has Jasem... Continue Reading →
Copyright © Kate Kelsen 2020. All Rights Reserved Six Years Later -1986 ‘The Dead Sea Scrolls, also known as the Qumran Caves Scrolls, are ancient religious manuscripts that were found in the Qumran Caves in the Judean Desert, near Ein Feshkha on the northern shore of the Dead Sea, in the West Bank of Israel. These scrolls... Continue Reading →
Copyright © Kate Kelsen 2020 As Halloween approached, Jasem’s classroom came to life. Mrs. Finch stuck eyes on everything, even the tree outside the window. Paper ghosts hung from the ceiling, and there were spooky paper lanterns and scary tissue boxes with sharp teeth. On the classroom door hung a banner with felt letters reading... Continue Reading →
Today is Writing Friday, and I have been working on my work-in-progress supernatural short story Bedouin Boy. A week or so ago I shared a few excerpts from the story. I had some work to do on the ending, and have been away in Queensland visiting family which has delayed this process. Today I can... Continue Reading →
Bedouin Boy Copyright © Kate Kelsen 2020. All Rights Reserved. In the wake of the bombing that has left Jasem permanently disfigured, he and his father come to terms with Maryam's death, and embark on a new adventure to America. Three Months Later Wearing only his trousers, Jasem stood beside his bed as the... Continue Reading →
I've unofficially started my Camp NaNoWriMo project, editing my upcoming supernatural short story Bedouin Boy. Bedouin Boy is about a little boy named Jasem, who lives with his family tribe in a Bedouin camp in the Negev Desert, Israel in 1976. Jasem's mother Maryam is a medicine woman/sorceress, and as Jasem grows up he begins... Continue Reading →
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More wise words from another wise man! Right now, we are being shown what is truly important to us. With the life we know being stripped right back to basics, there is no more room for hesitancy. When the opportunity comes for us to all venture out into the world again, we must run with... Continue Reading →