THE WORK OF KEILY BLAIR
My Writing Portfolio
The following works are either published or upcoming in literary journals, magazines, and anthologies.
October 20, 2020, Online
Melody’s garden shears rested in her lap as the sun heated the nape of her neck when she finally received the call that the mother she hadn’t spoken to in five years had slit her own throat.
"LITHIUM," HERSTRY, CREATIVE NONFICTION, ESSAY
March 17, 2021, Online
"Lithium" details the discovery of the self in an individual with bipolar disorder who goes through many selves--manic, depressed, obsessive-compulsive, and stable. This piece embodies the individual's acceptance of the medicated, or stable, self.
"OF ANXIETY," BREATH AND SHADOW, CREATIVE NONFICTION, ESSAY
Fall 2020, Online
Won the 2020 Creative Writing Nonfiction Award at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
A piece that follows the different forms anxiety takes. Written after Michel de Montaigne's essay, "Of Fear."
"COMMUNION," NIGHT TO DAWN, SHORT STORY
Spring 2021, Print
Dani's girlfriend makes a miraculous recovery from cancer and acts strangely after the purchase of a mirror.
"THE LIFE OF A BUTTERFLY," TREMBLING WITH FEAR, FLASH FICTION
November 22, 2020, Online
Imagine a world where butterflies are fairies desperate for us to notice them.
"ARGENT ALLERGY," BREATH AND SHADOW, SHORT STORY
Winter 2020, Online
More details coming soon.
April 2020, Available Online
An exploration of grief experienced after the death of a beloved companion. The first nonfiction work by Keily Blair.
August 2018, Available Online
A grieving mother struggles against the dark forces that seduce her in a rural Alabama town.
The first published work by Keily Blair.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear."