Camp NaNo July: Bedouin Boy Pages 13-14

Copyright © Kate Kelsen 2020. All Rights Reserved. Jasem followed the dorm supervisor along the hall, stopping when he stopped outside one of the rooms. The supervisor opened the door and stepped aside to let Jasem in. On the wall nearest the dorm room door was a wardrobe, and then a twin bed, and a... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNo July: Bedouin Boy Page 12

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 →

Camp NaNo July: Bedouin Boy Pages 10-11

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 →

Bedouin Boy: Page 8-9

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 →

Bedouin Boy Page 5

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 →

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 →

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