Angela Kelsey

Tell the Story

Swear to Stay

Filed in Stories :: April 7, 2013

This was the plan when we started this sell-the-house thing: Sign goes in yard. Potential buyer makes offer. Price is agreed upon and contract is signed. Rental house  is found to fit Max’s requirements of one story and easy access to the yard (no steps). Move everything and sign the papers. There. All of this […]

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An Apple A Day

Filed in Writing :: April 3, 2013

Tonight’s Miami Shores workshop was the first night of a month of writing based on food. I found a list of prompts about apples at The Tasty Buzz. I found beautiful organic Gala apples in my refrigerator. We wrote about our sensory reactions to the apples and the stories that they evoked. I read to […]

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Complicated is a good thing.

Filed in Stories :: April 1, 2013

Women say, I’ve said, maybe you’ve said, that relationships between and among women are complicated. This past Saturday afternoon was the closing of  Jeanne and Nancy’s museum exhibit. Here they are looking at Jeanne’s cloth together. I honored Jeanne, who honored Nancy. It was complicated. And we listened to other women read their essays, and […]

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Filed in Stories :: February 17, 2013

First, my television confession:  Nip/Tuck, an FX show which ran from 2003-2010, streamed from Netflix, is perfect for a rainy hour on the couch or the treadmill. It explores, sometimes clumsily and sometimes gracefully, the contradictions between internal and external reality. The two main characters are fictional Miami plastic surgeons Sean McNamara and Christian Troy. McNamara, pretty-much-ethical-family-man-barely-keeping-his-life-together, is […]

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Scar Clan, Ctd

Filed in Stories, Writing :: February 15, 2013

I’m reading Women Who Run With the Wolves very slowly. Meanwhile, I’m asking myself how my memoir stands up as a story, not only my story. I ask myself,  Does it have the necessary ingredients for the heroine’s journey? Have I written a main character who faces obstacles and, as a result, changes just as much as […]

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