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Prose by Kristy Kassie

Prose is a term used for short pieces of writing. I use prose to practice different writing skills: creating a setting, developing characters, describing emotions and showing the passage of time. Feedback on the prose below is welcome and, if you need help improving your writing, I'm happy to do that, too!

 

Brogan Bites Series (This creative nonfiction character of mine has garnered a following of sorts.)

A Feast for Pigs (2016)

Reality TV (2016)

Grease Frightening (2016)

Give Me a Break (2016)

The Pirate and his Pipsqueak (2016) - Published in Freedom Fiction Journal as Love is Blind.

On Someone Else's Dime (2017)

 

A Trini Ting - Fiction and creative nonfiction set in Trinidad and Tobago, where I grew up.

Coup de Gras (2016)

A looter caught in the act during the 1990 coup in Trinidad.

Dirty Hands (2017)

A fictional crime story based on real corruption.

Eye on the Prize (2016) Abridged Version published on Postcard Shorts, February 2017

Imagining a flock of scarlet ibises as they journey for food.

Pan Man (2016)

A man's bond with music.

All That's Left is Grit - Microfiction version, The Hurricane published on 101 Words, May 2017.

A fictional story about the real Hurricane Flora that hit Tobago in 1980.

 

Parodies

One for the Bad Guys (2017)

Gaston and Scar team up to create an un-Disney movie.

Austen Powers: Lydia's True Colours (2017)

Women are Trouble (2006)

Snow White, from Grumpy's point of view.

 

Creative Nonfiction

Camp Counsellor Connection (2017)

Learning on the job.

Sanctuary (2017)

Homage to my childhood bedroom.

Teenage Priorities (2017)

Reputation trumps romance.

A Hands-on Guy (2017)

Shawn is the most talented geek I know.

Targeted (2017)

Innocent children's prank or something meaner?

A Choirgirl at Heart (2017)

Flashback to my choirgirl days.

Go Find Me (2017)

Shout out to major Loadstone GPS for the Blind donors!

Just a Regular Jo (2017)

My first taste of summer camp.

Bid for Independence (2017)

A fundraising spiel based on my 2001 trip to Ottawa.

Turning the Tables (2017)

I try out a blind dining experience with a friend of mine.

An Emotional Ride (2017)

Life can be a scary roller coaster.

Brain Storm (2016)

Illness as I experienced it at nine years old.

Course of Life (2016)

Reflections on my not-so-fun high school days.

Different Eyes (2016) Published April 2017 on Fewerthan500.com

He's Got Balls (2016)

A unique lesson in Braille literacy, told without visual description.

Leaving the Nest (2006)

My first taste of independence.

On My Own (2006)

I move across Canada to start life on my own.

Paralympic Spotlight (2016)

Flashback to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and my first taste of being a reporter.

Played (2016)

My twentieth birthday was certainly unforgettable.

The Message (2016)

I was asked to check on a neighbour and encountered the unexpected.

Writing a Wrong (2016)

Graffiti for a good cause after the 2011 hockey riots in Vancouver.

 

Speculative Fiction

Sleeper Cell Conspiracy? (2016)

A cure for disability is a good thing, right?

V is for Victory (2016)

Speculation about independence of the blind in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Emotions in Writing

In the Hands of Faith (2017)

A voice mail and a hand-written note add to a stressful situation.

Flipping Weather the Birdie (2016)

Weather can affect a character's perception of a situation.

Car Trouble (2006)

A grandma takes her grandkids on a heart-stopping adventure.

Away from Reality (2006)

Getting away from the bustle of city life.

 

Point of View and Perspective

Car Trouble (Rewrite) (2017)

Old School Thinking (2017)

Generation gap makes for interesting perspectives.

How Stuff Works (Rewrite of "Batteries and Cords") (2016)

The world through the eyes of a child who is blind.

Cords and Wires (2006)

The world through a child's eyes.

What's Your View? (2006)

Fanciful redecorating.

Revolution (2006)

From outdoors to indoors.

 

Reading Analysis

Interpretation of a Text

 

Show and Tell

The Plan (2016)

The loneliness of mental illness.

For the Love of Men (2006)

Shopping for men, told through scent.

 

Miscellaneous

Technical Revelations (2017)

Technology spills secrets.

Lovesick (2017)

A daughter uses a magic potion to give her mother closure.

Austen Powers: The Guy Who Snagged Me (2017)

A nerdy love connection.

Love Me Tinder (2017)

A swipe at online dating.

Shit Happens (2017)

A robbery goes wrong.

Pulling Strings (2016)

Romance turns into melodrama.

Prodigal Daughter (2016)

Old world values clash with new world ideals.

 

Rangers Lodge Saga - Excerpts from a novel in progress (started in 2015)

Just One Dance

Adam and Kristen meet for the first time.

Stirrings of Conflict

Kristen experiences external and internal conflict.

A Love of Tea

Adam makes tea for two.

The Lodge

Kristen explores Rangers Lodge and is offered a special tour.

Breakfast at Dawn

Adam and Kristen meet at dawn.

Roses and a Memorial

Adam and Kristen enjoy a walk in the rose garden.

A Father's Intuition

Jake Ranger notices a change in his son.

Frisbee Fun

Kristen enjoys a relaxing morning.

Recharging

Kristen encourages Adam to retreat to collect his thoughts.

Poster Girl

A Facebook post earns Kristen attention.

Dance Class

Kristen and Adrian try a fun afternoon activity.

Dinner and Disappointment

Kristen feels let down.

A Welcome Gesture

Kristen's mood gets a lift.

The Quarry

Adam takes Kristen on another dawn adventure.

Singoff Audition

Kristen's singing is put to the test.

Kitchen Therapy

Kristen enjoys time in the kitchen.

The Treehouse

Kristen's thoughts are thrown into chaos.

The Devil on Her Shoulder

Kristen gets advice from her platonic soul mate.

The Crossroads

Kristen and Adam discuss her conflicting advice.

The Dance

A fun night with consequences.

The Breakup

Kristen makes a choice.

The Aftermath

Kristen awakes the morning after the dance.

 

 

 

 

 

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