New York skyscrapers are far from the sky-scraping Smoky Mountains, and in combining our stories, we shared our fierce pride for our homes and the inherent poetry there is in growing up in these places.
Kendyl Kearly is a writer, editor and journalist hailing from the Knoxville, Tennessee area. She's currently an emerging news editor at The Baltimore Sun and has worked with Esquire, New York Magazine, States Newsroom, Bustle, Afar, Manhattan magazine, San Francisco magazine and many more.
I’m particularly focused on setting. I usually connect with a specific place that I’ve lived or visited and then come up with characters and a storyline that fits.
“The Fountain” explores the fear of aging and being forgotten through the eyes of Lilian, a 74-year-old New Yorker who makes a surreal discovery on one of her countless boring afternoons.