THE WORK OF KEILY BLAIR

My Writing Portfolio

The following works are either published or upcoming in literary journals and magazines.

 
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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.

July 21, 2020, Available 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.

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October 15, 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.

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"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.

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May 5, 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.

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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."

Joan Didion

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