Archive for September, 2015

Featured Friday: Juliet Meeks Design

Posted by melissa kandel on September 25, 2015 in Featured Friday, Interview | No Comments

I had the pleasure of meeting designer Juliet Meeks at a cozy little place called Instagram. Juliet runs a series on her design-inspired – and visually stunning! – blog called “Creative Convos,” featuring one artist, copywriter, graphic designer and now … this writer. I was thrilled to answer Juliet’s questions about how I got started with little word […]

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The Water Bends

Posted by melissa kandel on September 22, 2015 in Fiction | 1 Comment

As if to say ‘let’s start anew’ the water bends then breaks in two and all the while the girl walks through but if not her, well, why not you? Sasha hadn’t spoken to Bernardo in days. She didn’t want him to think her rude or impertinent or any of those things typically associated with […]

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Featured Friday: Citizen Brooklyn

Posted by melissa kandel on September 11, 2015 in Featured Friday, Fiction, Interview | No Comments

Today, I’ve got New York on my mind, so Featured Friday is all about Citizen Brooklyn. This team of creative minds not only encourages creativity through their magazine … but they also celebrate it, highlighting the story of the author or artist just as much as what that person happens to create. It’s a Brooklyn-esque attitude of artistic […]

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Sincerely And With Feeling

Posted by melissa kandel on September 10, 2015 in Fiction | 1 Comment

By Melissa Marni As the black crow flies, so too does the luck of anyone brazen enough to steal from the Painted Desert for the sake of a vainglorious because I can. Such a creature of inordinate vanity cannot, by the laws of moonlight and the writs of sunshine, remain unpunished for very long. He (let […]

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Featured Friday: Girl Friday Paper Arts

Posted by melissa kandel on September 4, 2015 in Featured Friday, Interview, On Writing | No Comments

In all the months since I started this blog – ten if you’re counting – the one thing that’s surprised me most is how supportive and encouraging the creative community can be. Take Lotus, for instance, the innovative designer behind Girl Friday Paper Arts. When we first spoke about a potential Q&A, she told me to keep […]

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Lost and Found on Flower Street

Posted by melissa kandel on September 3, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni They weren’t punctuated flickers of light after all, if such a phenomenon existed. Nor were they spotlights hinting at a faraway land where she’d find escape. They were beads (of course they were beads), hanging in strips of blue, green, yellow and some kind of magenta-orange from one end of the narrow […]

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