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Kellie Holway

Kellie Holway is from North Brookfield, Massachusetts where she started writing stories at a young age. She has lived in many places in the US as well as in Japan. In her ten years living overseas, Japanese culture proved to be an interesting creative catalyst for writing. Kellie currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

Story: Going, Going


Lisa Rose

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This is a very interesting story, but I don't think it is finished. The ending left me wanting more. Where did the book come from? Why does it transport people to the bar? Is that what happened to the musicians? There are so many questions. Your writing is very good and the images it provokes are very vivid. If you have the time please read my story 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it.

Mister Tarlington

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Great story, I'd like to read more. The characters felt real and familiar and were very intriguing. The pace of the dialogue along with the imagery makes the conversation engaging. I'd like to understand the connection between the two characters (as indicated) and perhaps see the band guy character develop into a mysterious (maybe sinister) connection.


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Very interesting story!! Can't wait to read the next chapter?! Mysterious!

Douglas Morrison

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Well crafted, and nicely written! The narrative distance is a bit tight, but I really like what you've done here.

Verbose Lobster

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Your story had an interesting voice to it. A decent read. The ending seemed like it ended abruptly, and I wasn't satisfied. Of course, the core of the story did draw me in. I'm sensing that there may be more to write about in regards to the two women? What does it mean by they're the same? I can see a lot of additions to this story.

M.J. Milner

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I really enjoy stories with an internal arc. This was a wonderfully crafted piece. Keep writing.

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