Archive for March, 2015

FLY

Posted by melissa kandel on March 29, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

To be different in the town of Redistuo was to be an outsider, abolished from any place inside the shared opinion of the people and declared unworthy to belong. John was such a shunned man, though his name be plain enough and ambition to contradict small. It was the idea of what he wanted to […]

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INTO THE PAPER-WHITE QUIET

Posted by melissa kandel on March 15, 2015 in Fiction | 1 Comment

There are few things sweeter than Paris at springtime. Nice! Good! Marvelous even! For a first sentence to begin the novel that would eventually become a best-selling work of historical fiction and free Rabbit Beauchamps from her part-time job at Tupperware Alley, this would do just fine. Perhaps better than fine. Its construction was the […]

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THE BLOOMING TOMATO

Posted by melissa kandel on March 11, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

In her seventeen years of life as they had so far been lived, Abigail Fountain came to learn there were exactly four things she absolutely could not stand: 1. Tomato sauce. Because really what was the point of some soupy version of a fine-enough vegetable? Or fruit. Or vegetable. 2. The ambiguous classification of the […]

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A FERRIS WHEEL OF THANKFULNESS

Posted by melissa kandel on March 9, 2015 in Personal | 1 Comment

It’s always important to take a moment to be thankful for those who give thanks. (It made sense in my head.) So, in the name of starting some awesome cyclical Ferris wheel of thankfulness, I dedicate my late night ramble to Emilia Leigh, who recently gave a shout out to little word studio in this […]

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ABOVE THE WORLD AND LOS ANGELES

Posted by melissa kandel on March 1, 2015 in Fiction | 2 Comments

Not many people know my secret, so please don’t tell anyone I tattled but they call me Lupita and I live among the clouds. How? I can’t say. Why? I wish I knew. For as long as my mind can remember, I’ve floated among chunks of chubby cumulus and slivers of strati. And to be […]

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