Sal Gelles

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Sal Gelles

Location: The Basement, United States

Member Since: October 2012

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Born on September 28th, 1990 at 7:00 PM to two proud parents, I began life knowing the abnormalities of myself instantaneously, as I was born with a "club foot."  After several surgeries throughout infancy, everything settled almost normally, and I began growing up before the world's eyes.  With a spunk that shined, I lived a happy childhood always being the creative, comedic child that my mother's told me of.  These were traits that stuck around, for I remember spending a lot of time singing, drawing, painting, and always trying to make somebody laugh when I was given the opportunity to.  As I began school, I made friends and rather enjoyed learning.  I had a happy family with a hardworking father and a loving mother, and eventually was granted with two brothers born when I was 4 and 6.  After the birth of my last brother, though, things started to get stranger and stranger in my family.  Eventually, my mother and father were getting a divorce and I was left almost traumatized by the fighting and events that took place leading up to it.  I was 8 years old. After the split of my parents, me and my brothers lived with my mother for a couple of years, and one day, was taken with my brothers to begin a life living with my father.  He'd made the decision after seeing the decomposition of my mother's mind.  It was a decomposition that would, over years, lead to her losing her mind, her home, and a process that would weigh heavy on my young mind for many years.  Throughout the years of living with my father, I began maturing in strange ways that would lead me to writing, music, and lighthearted pursuits in theatre.  The time I'd spent living with my father and his wife were some of the hardest times I can remember having to experience; an obsessively controlling step-mother, an almost absent father, and a mother disappearing with schizophrenia and reappearing after a hospital visit without it all lead me to the person I am today.   At 17, with trouble at my dad's, I left and moved in with my mother, and after a few tumultuous weeks, found myself settled into a new town.  The next five years were the greatest influence on my development as a young adult.  After some rocky relationships, questionable decisions, introspection, and tripping on the brink of insanity myself a couple times over, I've come here to write.  Enjoy.  

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