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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

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!

New Story Posted!

My latest flash fiction uses metaphors to convey meaning. Read "An Emotional Ride."

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.

 

New Prose Pieces Posted!

An Emotional Ride

Pan Man

Flipping Weather the Birdie

 

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.

 

Recent Prose by Kristy Kassie

Turning the Tables - A unique dining experience.

An Emotional Ride - Speaking in metaphors.

Shit Happens - A robbery goes comically wrong.

Pan Man - A man's love of music.

Flipping Weather the Birdie - Weather dampens a man's mood.

The Ex Factor - Overheard in a public bathroom.

How Stuff Works - A child's imagination explains.

Give Me a Break - An SOS and a contrast of men.

The Pirate and his Pipsqueak - The things some girls do.

Brain Storm - A child's experience of illness.

Played - A memorable twentieth birthday.

Coup de Gras - A store owner confronts a looter.

Course of Life - Memories of not-so-fun high school days.

Writing a Wrong - Post-riot unity in Vancouver.

The Right Fit - Appearing in the Summer 2017 issue of "Breath and Shadow"

Paralympic Spotlight - A reporter at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

The Message - Asked to check on a friend.

Grease Frightening - A buyer's remorse story.

Different Eyes - A child realizes something. 

Feast for Pigs - An elaborate Christmas dinner.

All That's Left is Grit - The aftermath of a hurricane.

V is for Victory - Speculative fiction.

Reality TV - An interesting Christmas evening.

Prodigal Daughter - Culture clash between generations.

Eye on the Prize - A bird's eye view of Trinidad.

Sleeper Cell Conspiracy - Speculative fiction.

Pulling Strings - Romantic melodrama.

The Plan - A glimpse into mental illness. 

He's Got Balls - A teacher and her student. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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