Kelsey Drake, Author

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

-Maya Angelou

Most recent completed stories

Saving Grace

Inspired by a sarcastic note on the wall of a local burger joint, I owe this one entirely to the German sense of humor and the woes of big-city renting. No matter which city you live in, it’s almost a guarantee that people complain about the housing situation. It’s hard to find an apartment. The […]

Tibi, In Omne Tempus

This story was published in 2015 in Havok Magazine and was my first taste of writing success. It was inspired by a random early morning walk through a Parisian graveyard. Though by far not the first story I ever wrote, TIOT claims two important distinctions: it is the first story I finished, and is the […]

Expectations for the year ahead

  • March 2020

    Story complete! I’ve finished a new piece I intend to submit to a well-known international contest. I am currently gathering beta-reader feedback and doing a second round of editing.

  • June 2020

    Submission deadline. I will most likely be able to submit much sooner than this, especially with the COVID-19 situation being what it is.

  • September 2020

    Contest results. This will be a fork in the road that decides how the rest of the year will go.