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Garrison Kelly

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Garrison Kelly has been writing creatively since January 2002 and made it official with an English degree in 2009 from Western Washington University. He is mentally disabled with schizophrenia and autism. Mental illnesses are a favorite topic of his to discuss when writing, as are liberal politics, violent situations, anti-bullying politics, heavy metal music, and the occasional shy guy love story. Garrison’s favorite writers include, but are not limited to Carl Hiaasen, Lilian Jackson Braun, Brett Battles, and Susan Cain.

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Garrison Kelly Exercising my creativity is always a fun part of the business, but my favorite part comes from the feeling of accomplishment I get after I write somet…moreExercising my creativity is always a fun part of the business, but my favorite part comes from the feeling of accomplishment I get after I write something. I have taken a piece of my screwed up psyche and made art out of it. I liken this to the scene in the musical Pink Floyd the Wall where the main character smashes his hotel room in a fit of rage and afterwards makes a piece of art out of the remains. It’s a creepy way to think of my accomplishments, but then again, lots of creepy things go on in my mind.(less)
Garrison Kelly My favorite way to deal with writer’s block is by imagining the scenes of my stories from beginning to end. Sometimes when I’m alone (or at least when…moreMy favorite way to deal with writer’s block is by imagining the scenes of my stories from beginning to end. Sometimes when I’m alone (or at least when I’m sure I’m alone), I’ll do a back and forth dialogue between characters out loud.(less)
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Brainwashed By Television

Swordfights are fun! Fairytale romances are fun! Fairytale romances that happen as a result of swordfighting are fun! Buy this cheeseburger! Buy this appliance! What a splendid pie! Pizza pizza pie! Every minute, every second, buy, buy, buy, buy, buy! You feel hungry yet? If so, what are you hungrier for: a Disney princess or an extra large pepperoni pizza? Having a hard time deciding? Don’t worry Read more of this blog post »
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" POET: Garrison Kelly
TITLE: Crash Your Car
GENRE: Heavy Metal Song
RATING: PG-13 for violence and language




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Which poem was your favorite for Week 491 (October 15 - October 28) Topic: Swordfight?

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Garrison Kelly is on page 145 of 473 of Catching Fire: Those whip strikes sounded like they really fucking hurt. I guess Gale won't be asking for a back massage anytime soon. Ugh...
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"Author burnout - an occupational hazard? Some of you already know that I've struggled to find my writing mojo in 2020. All was well until February, when I suddenly found I couldn't summon up the desire to write. The coronavirus restrictions hadn'..." Read more of this blog post »
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“If I wanted to consume something that looks and tastes like dirt, I’d eat dirt,” I said, “at least dirt isn’t overpriced."
~Beans~”
Garrison Kelly

“If you liked being a teenager, there's something really wrong with you.”
Stephen King

“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.”
John Lennon

“I'm completely in favor of the
separation of Church and State.
... These two institutions screw us up enough
on their own, so both of them together is
certain death.”
George Carlin

“I can't imagine a romance novel published today where the hero rapes the heroine and she falls in love with him.”
Julia Quinn

“Music is part of being human.”
Oliver W. Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

15522 Weekly Short Stories Contest and Company! — 1038 members — last activity 0 minutes ago
Every two weeks we have a different contest in both short stories and poetry and a poll to see who wins after each contest. No prizes except bragging ...more



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