A Poem: Minneapolis

Written in 2005, this poem was born out of romantic love. Perhaps it holds new meaning in 2020.

Upcoming Events

The year has many exciting opportunities in store, as I devote more time to my art and writing. Find out what’s happening on my creative journey, and join me for an upcoming event!

“Thirsty for the Marvelous”

“I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” — Anaïs Nin Art…

Publication

Many pieces of my creative writing have been selected for literary journals and an excerpt of my novel was published in an anthology. I also had the honor of publishing two books, with the most recent book releasing in 2020. It’s exciting to have my creative work appear in print! New! “Social Gap Experiment Anthology”…

A Still Life Water Color

It’s time. I’m excited to share that I’ve relaunched my blog! This time, the writing will explore new topics, relate new adventures, and even offer creative advice.

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”
— John Muir

The First Five

In 2016, I started writing short stories as a way to study the writing craft and tap into more creativity. Take a look at what’s shaping up to be the first five!

#5DaysofFiction All writing, all the time. From Thursday, February 23 to Monday, February 27, I am going to focus fully on fiction! I’ll be sharing the experience on social media with day in the life photos, insights, opportunities and breakthroughs! Follow along on Twitter, Instagram, my personal Facebook Timeline or the Melissa F. Kaelin Art…

My Metamorphosis

A butterfly is at first only a caterpillar. It is through metamorphosis — the transformation inside her silky cocoon — that the caterpillar gets its wings.

Fiction Friday

Time to spice it up! I’ve added some fiction under Writing. On #FictionFriday, get a glimpse of my work. Just follow me on Facebook or Twitter to get the secret code!