Bryan Dean Johnson
A woman called out a homeless man for lewd behavior on a crowded train. I got up to help, but my attempt at heroism didn't go as planned.
Steven J. Shander
A rough short about some people who go to the movies and play video games and listen to good music. Pop culture. Going to be 20 pages now only 4.
Nonfiction. I think I stumbled into the wrong place but I spent my $9. From "Freaks In The Machine: MONDO 2000 in 20th Century Tech Culture
I read about Persia (as it was then) for the first time when I was a child. Never dreaming that I would one day know this country and its people quite well. This is an account of a single day.
To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Review
A true story. The beginning of my story through stroke so the night of my stroke.
Cut Deep and Travel Far is essay. It attempts to blend familiar forms--creative nonfiction, collage, poetry, and contemplative essay--into what is being called "hybrid" essay, a new form.
Adapted from memoir scribblings, this essay takes the form of a letter to the narrator's father.
Narrative nonfiction recalling a childhood friendship and a moment when the narrator realizes that her friend has matured in ways that she has not.
This was originally a piece I wrote for a class when prompted with Chloe Caldwell's "Underground." Exploring a new format of creative non-fiction.
Written in reaction to a prompt on Childhood Fears, this essay recalls a portion of memories regarding life in an alcoholic home with one child and one parent.
A essay about my experience in Dallas during the police killings and my views on racism
Personal Essay about a life-defining body issue, first impressions and life-altering experiences.
Musing on the memory of a formative childhood event.
A rap about life with a lesser half.
I Knew You Could Speak English -or- How I Saved a Hooker Who Was Choking on a Piece of Meat (1,570 words)
A woman is frustrated with the behavior of migrant workers living next door to her.
Personal Essay written for a non-fiction class. Takes a brief snapshot of the struggles of teen depression
Why I didn't marry the only man who ever asked me. One of many short pieces about my life that may be part of a book.
A personal essay exploring identity, past-trauma, and family.
Sometimes the only way to process grief is to write about it. This essay is based on a compilation of journal entries written in 2007.
This is a creative nonfiction piece that was written to address the theme, "Waiting." It reveals my post surgery experience while waiting for pain medication.
Heart Story exercise, narration about the day I got knocked out in highschool.
Holly Bella Toschi
A sporadic meeting with a palm reader makes for an unforgettable experience between two friends
A short story based on an anecdote my Father tells about mowing the front lawn. It is true, but I fleshed out some more details to make it a more complete story.
Brief scenes from a 2-year period of my life when I lived in Austin, TX.