Posts Tagged ‘creative’

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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Gimmicks In The Sky

Posted by melissa kandel on August 24, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni No one of any importance had ever heard of Earnest Cole. No one had ever said things like, “Oh, that Earnest Cole, can you believe what he’s done now?” Or, “I wonder what Earnest Cole is eating for breakfast today.” No one knew what he was doing and no one knew what […]

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In The Bag

Posted by melissa kandel on August 16, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni His skin was old and ashen. Not ashen like a cigarette but ashen like the scorched embers of a campfire that had been left burning too long. Nikolai was the exact opposite: A tan-skinned, lanky figure of twenty six, with sun-dipped curls in his hair and a bright rose to his cheeks. […]

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Nothing But Mist

Posted by melissa kandel on August 7, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

The witch called upon the mist to wrap its arms tightly around the beachgoers, providing the shelter she needed to slip unseen along the wharf and onto the princess’ ship. She had, at this very moment, but one thought on her mind: Soon the princess would burn. In all fairness, it wasn’t the princess’ fault. […]

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So Wild and Free

Posted by melissa kandel on August 1, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni There are, inside a deconstructed world, threads of life that must be sewn together in order to make sense. Even then, when the quilt of what is has been stitched, sense may elude the eyes, the ears, the nose, the mind, and only what might be shall remain … “This tea tastes like boiled rat droppings and […]

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Fly Reimagined

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

Elli, a Sweden-based graphic designer, recently created artwork inspired by my story “Fly.” I’m reposting the story here, along with her amazing illustration because … WOW! FLY By Melissa Marni 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 […]

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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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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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