The Kristy Corner showcases the portfolio of Kristy Kassie, including creative writing, on-air presentations and extensive teaching experience. Kristy Kassie provides ESL and literacy instruction for small to medium-sized groups in the Greater Vancouver area. She is also an advocate for people with disabilities holding themselves accountable for their own success. Nothing is accomplished if you simply sit back and wait for people to come to you.
Here are some of the comments I received after people read "Different Eyes", my flash creative nonfiction that was published on FewerThan500.com on April 25, 2017. Read Praise for Different Eyes.
Here's a challenge - write a story without adjectives or adverbs. I think I let one or two adjectives in, what do you think? Read Targeted.
Rewrote a piece from 2006 as the opening to a longer story. Would you read on? Read Car Trouble - Rewrite.
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My flash fiction, Different Eyes, is published on FewerThan500.com.
An abridged version of my prose piece, "Eye on the Prize", has been published by Postcard Shorts. Read Eye on the Prize - Abridged.
Originally titled "The Pirate and his Pipsqueak," Love is Blind has been published by Freedom Fiction Journal.
My flash fiction, Grease Frightening, has been published by Freedom Fiction Journal. Check it out! Links to this story will now point to the published copy on the Freedom Fiction Journal website.
My flash fiction, "The Right Fit", will be published in the Summer 2017 issue of Breath and Shadow Magazine. This means that, by publisher's request, links to the story on this site will be unavailable until the story is published. Stay tuned!
Happy 2017! Hope you made a resolution to improve your spoken and written English this year.
Here's my first story of the year. My resolution is to write one a week. This one is about a failed robbery. Pardon the crass title but it really suits the piece. Read Shit Happens to see why.
Read feedback on my writing from participants in the Internet Writing Workshop.
The PUSH Yourself! philosophy is designed to motivate people with
disabilities into action. Nothing happens unless you make it happen and
we all have the potential to make things happen in our lives. Yes, there
will be down days and struggles but we can’t let these get in the way of
what we want to accomplish. Turn your OW’s to WOW’s, your SNIFF’s to
PUSH Yourself! Stands for…
In October 2014, I sat down with Richard Marion to learn more about Blind Pride, as a special assignment for Vancouver's GLBT magazine show OutlookTV. Watch this episode of OutlookTV.
Targeted (2017) - Children's prank or something meaner?
Car Trouble - Rewrite - The beginning to a longer story. Would you read on?
One for the Bad Guys - A twisted take on fairy tale characters.
A choirgirl at Heart - A bright and sweet flashback.
Old School Thinking - A generation gap between two teachers.
Go Find Me - Thank you to special donors.
In the Hands of Faith - A father feels powerless.
Just a Regular Jo - Creative nonfiction about my first taste of summer camp.
Lovesick - A daughter uses a love potion to bring her mother closure.
Austen Powers: The Guy Who Snagged Me - A nerdy love connection.