Author: deonnakellisayed

  • Rain

    It had rained for five days. Hard, like a rage spilling into the earth. I had my mountaintop writing residency waiting, the one with scenic hiking trails and early hints of fall foliage. To be honest, the rain made me mad. “Maybe,” my son said, “…maybe the rain is coming to wash your old stories […]

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  • A Summer, Some Stories

    What a summer! The summer began with my son’s return from the Middle East.  He got off that airplane now man-size and full of wit and sarcasm. I’m happy to be a mom again. Having a 13-year-old eight grader keeps me relevant.  I now know more than I ever imagined about YouTube and gaming. This season was abundant […]

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  • Storytelling!

    Finally. My stories are coming to life. Sort of. In you are anywhere near Chapel Hill, NC on September 12, 2015, please come out to The Monti’s season opener where I take the stage and expound on Danger!  I’m honored to be part of a NC storytelling tradition, and I think I’ll look great on […]

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  • Thursday Thoughts: Women and Our Bodies

    This is true for many women: making peace with our bodies is the final frontier. Our bodies remain fallow, long after our minds and scholarship have bent towards feminism, or other revelations. We allow the wrong lovers, the wrong stories, to plow into our bodies, repeatedly. Until the day we don’t.

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