Hi! I’m Kelly (sometimes known as Rook, fortis, or fortwas depending on who you ask) and I love all things creative. Take a look at some of the works I have wrought.

My Art

A small collection of some of my art

My Writing

A list of journals that have published my work

COOP: chickens of our poetry

A poetry and art Zine I cofounded and coedit.

My Games & Personal Zines

A list of small games and zines I made and published on itch.io

About Me

What it says on the tin!

Recent Posts

  • Novel Excerpt: The Fire Underneath of Things

    “I found it,” he whispered, half-laughing with glee. He pulled his hand out, and for a moment, it looked to Ivy as if he had just extricated a bloody heart from the dark chest of the house.

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  • Personal Index Essay

    The Personal Index Essay looks more like a list of data than any kind of personal essay–but upon close reading, it reveals more about the author than explicitly appears in the text. Successful pieces reveal new information through the combining of fragments, offer a poetic turn, and are concise enough to enjoy in under 2…

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  • The Meetingplace of Old and New (BSA2)

    London is thick with history that’s just piled all over itself. Newer parts of London are built right on top of historic places. The Tate Modern is just a few buildings down from the Globe Theatre (which itself is a replica of the historic theatre).

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  • IRL Cheating: British Study Abroad Day 1 (BSA1)

    Stepping off the plane into the humid loading bridge that connected the London Heathrow Airport to the plane I’d just spent nine hours in, I felt like I was cheating.

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