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melissa f. kaelin

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Setting comes alive in my stories, leading characters on a journey and becoming a character of its own. Here are a few short stories that capture the power of place:

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“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

My late brothers would have turned 20 in February, but it’s my hope to carry their light into the future. Inspired by the twins, I wrote this scene in my novel.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

My philosophy has always been to live with “childish enthusiasm,” but this year was one filled with hard work. I spent the better part of the year working toward my goals and dreams. Now, they are starting to come alive.

Take a look back on 2017 with the Year in Review!

It’s the season for sharing fiction! I’ve added some of my work under Writing. On #SneakPeekSaturday, get a glimpse of my work. Just follow me on Facebook or Twitter to get the secret code!

It’s #FictionFriday! To celebrate, I’m sharing an excerpt from Part II of my novel about the Aurora Borealis!

Get a glimpse of the work before it’s picked up. For a limited time, you can read the Aurora Novel Excerpt posted on the Writing section of my website. Just click the link above, and enter the code: LOVE

Follow my path to publication at Facebook.com/KaelinArt!

 

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin

A writer at heart

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“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”
— Sarah Williams

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