The Stories of Kellis
Some time ago a new widow handed me a frayed hardbound book entitled My Diary. She said, “This is your kind of stuff. Do whatever you like with it so long as I don't have to hear of it again.”
What I like is to publish it here. It's a remarkable work, especially considering the period it claims to depict. The pages, aside from an opening calendar for the years 1951-54, were originally blank with blue guidelines. They had been inscribed in a too-standard — that is, childish — pencil handwriting. Both sides of the page were used, with the result that the pencil graphite has smeared over the years, sometimes taxing decipherment.
I have divided it into “booklets,” each in the range 5-6000 words, corrected spelling and grammar and eased word order, but these are Davey’s ideas, reproduced nearly verbatim.
I’ll publish further booklets as I get around to editing them.
1. Elaine, 5520
2. Georgie, 5220
3. Janet, 5120
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