UPDATE: New Releases

Hello hello! I've been quiet on the blog front for the past few months, as I have been so busy with study and working on my two new releases, Bedouin Boy and Grave Bargains, ahead of their release dates on Halloween and Friday the 13th of November. I am still sharing my Daily Writing Inspiration... Continue Reading →

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 →

July Camp NaNoWriMo Project: Bedouin Boy

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 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 →

Camp NaNo July Project: Bedouin Boy (Pages 1-4)

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 →

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 →

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