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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.

News

Published in Breath and Shadow Magazine!

Breath and Shadow Magazine accepted my flash fiction, "The Right Fit", for publication in January 2017. Read The Right Fit in their summer issue released today.

New Prose Posted!

Another installment in the #BroganBites series, drawing inspiration from an allowance I was granted in 2000. Read On Someone Else's Dime.

 

Published on 101 Words!

Write a story in 101 words? Impossible, I thought. It took lots of editing but here is The Hurricane. Read the praise I received for this microfiction and its longer version here.

 

Praise for "Different Eyes"

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.

 

Rewrote a piece from 2006 as the opening to a longer story. Would you read on? Read Car Trouble - Rewrite.

 

Author Profile on FewerThan500.com

Be sure to check out my Author Profile.

Published on FewerThan500.com!

My flash fiction, Different Eyes, is published on FewerThan500.com.

 

Published by Postcard Shorts!

An abridged version of my prose piece, "Eye on the Prize", has been published by Postcard Shorts. Read Eye on the Prize - Abridged.

 

Second Story Published in Freedom Fiction Journal!

Originally titled "The Pirate and his Pipsqueak," Love is Blind has been published by Freedom Fiction Journal.

 

Published in 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.

 

First Flash Fiction to be Published!

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!

First Prose of the New Year!

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.

 

Feedback on Writing by Kristy Kassie

Read feedback on my writing from participants in the Internet Writing Workshop.

 

Please Support Loadstone GPS for the Blind for IOS!

Loadstone GPS for the Blind is a portable navigation system designed by the blind, for the blind. Watch the BCIT Magazine interview.

 

Writing by Kristy Kassie

Read Prose, Poetry and Essays written by Kristy Kassie. New prose recently added!

 

Introducing PUSH Yourself!       

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 RAR’s!

PUSH Yourself! Stands for…

Potential – What can you make happen?
Urge – We all want to accomplish something, don’t we?
Stamina – Accomplishment is hard work. Are you ready?
Hurdles – We can’t avoid them – how do we deal with them?

Read more about PUSH Yourself!

 

Special Assignment for OutlookTV

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.

 

Ten Most Recent Prose by Kristy Kassie

On Someone Else's Dime (2017) - Took a trip, bought a ring...yeah, there's more to it.

Camp Counsellor Connection (2017) - Crisis management in action.

Sanctuary (2017) - Homage to my childhood bedroom.

Teenage Priorities (2017) - High school cowardice.

Technical Revelations (2017) - Technology spills secrets.

A Hands-on Guy (2017) - Dedicated to the most talented geek I know.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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