Kelly Freas

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Cussedness Corner

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One corner got torn in all the moving around I have done, but the picture was not harmed. Kelly Freas did this portrait of my ex. Kelly and Polly were on a panel with Hank and I. Throughout the panel, Kelly sketched intermittently and grinned at me like a naughty boy. Then he slid this over to me and gave it to me as a present.

I adored working with Kelly when I was an assistant editor at Donning/Starblaze in Virginia.  We often had lunch with him and Polly. After Polly died,  he married Laura, who was very sweet. Laura did the cover for the anthology I edited in ’93, New Eves.  Conventions have never felt the same since he died in ’05. He was 82 years old.

The generation that I grew up idolizing are mostly gone now. There’s a few left. Even some of those…

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Trapped in the moody Texas weather, this disabled mom squeezes out a few hours each day to write. Her husband and children are patient, her housework is neglected and her dog is not speaking to her. Her fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and e zines including Whispering Spirits, The Shadow Box Anthology and Quietus Magazine.
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