THE WORK OF KEILY BLAIR

 
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May 2020, Available Online

Helen wakes in a room that is not her own to the lovely, savory smell of bacon and the worst headache she's ever had.

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.

 
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"LITHIUM," ON LOAN FROM THE COSMOS, CREATIVE NONFICTION, ESSAY

July 21, 2020, 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 & SHADOW, CREATIVE NONFICTION, ESSAY

Fall 2020, Online

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

Coming Soon, Online

Imagine a world where butterflies are fairies desperate for us to notice them.

 

"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."

Joan Didion

 

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