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Kellie Wardman

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Kellie Wardman

I had my first poem published at the age of 10 in Children's Digest magazine. It was a silly little poem about junk food;but still, when I found the issue in my mailbox, I ran all the way up my driveway with it flapping in my sweaty hand. We all have to start somewhere. I received my BA in Honors English from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College.I serve as adjunct faculty in creative writing at a local university. Check out my blog at http://www.kelliewardman.com.

Stories by Kellie Wardman

My sister took the call from the Veteran’s Home. Our father wasn’t cooperating in taking his medications; he was outright refusing them...
I have a black tiger cat that is eight months old. Her name is Tuna. Somehow, the rambunctious little thing managed to break her ankle a week ago. I...
I learned how to play Scrabble when I was about ten-years-old. When I visited my grandmother Inez on Stinson Beach, we’d play almost every...
I come from a long line of gift-givers. We learned as kids that giving presents was one vital way to show love. My mother was generous—for...
My great-great-grandfather Francis Sollom died over a hundred years ago. He left behind a leather diary that we found when cleaning out my parents...
I used to live in an old farmhouse on a major commuting road. Cars sped by our house daily, rushing to the shopping plaza or into the city for work....
I took my son out to dinner at Carrabas the other night, during a big snowstorm. As we were leaving the restaurant after we ate, the hostess opened...
My dad had tennis elbow when I was a kid. I always thought it sounded funny—like it was a deformity. Was his arm turning into a tennis racquet...
My sister-in-law, S., texted me recently, asking how to make my mother’s cauliflower dip. Pretty easy: ketchup, mayonnaise, and a little...
How blasphemous is it to vacuum up a set of rosary beads? The fact that it was a tiny set probably doesn’t matter. St. Peter should turn me...
I wrote a while back about the merriment of online dating. Believe it or not, I’m an advocate of these web sites, because they’re the...
I have several well-read friends who are my best scouts on leading-edge thinking. I can always count on them to suggest additions to my bookshelf....
I recently had a dream that my father and I were riding a tandem bicycle in the country. We left a family gathering for a short ride because my...
My son has officially become an adolescent. How do I know? What’s the difference? 1. He thinks he knows more than me. 2. Sometimes, he does...
I recently spent a few days at a conference in Albany, New York. Albany is one hopping place. Last year they celebrated the 400th anniversary...

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