Kelly Mpacko

Kelly Mpacko is the current Chair of The Poised Pen. She enjoyed English, especially creative writing, at school but became a scientist instead. After remembering that she liked creative writing she now tries to fit it in around science and motherhood. Kelly mainly writes prose and, while she continues to add to a much larger piece (is it a novel?), she focuses on short stories. More recently she has begun to dabble in micro-fiction.

Four-Wheel Drive to Hell

A story written for a Halloween Challenge at the Poised Pen. I later submitted it as a short story with a given first line (by adding the given first line) to the NAWG Creative Writing Competitions (2009) where it was highly commended.

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A Quiet Romantic Dinner

The same story told from different points of view. Shortlisted for the Ted Walters Short Story Competition, 2011.

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