Kedzie
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The Avondale tracks and freight yard, with surrounding factories and warehouses were our wilderness, our playground, our clubhouse, our retreat from the world, our place to brag boldly and dream big.
Bellbird
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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.
smithreynolds
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a glimpse of artistic impotence: Risk and power, and the balls to talk back.
J Maynard Quimby
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Porch Swings In Glory is an essay exploring the author's memories of an Ozarks childhood with his grandparents and their neighbors.
Bellbird
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Two lovers meet again after a separation of 20 years. One holds a secret, never revealed to the other. The encounter does not end well. Or perhaps it does.
mark william mills
In: Essay 4 reviews
An essay on my most recent visit with my grandmother and how we failed to connect within the branded space of a chain restaurant.
AnneP
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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.
mark william mills
In: Essay 3 reviews
A brief essay on despair and the need to keep going in spite of it.
Kedzie
In: Essay 5 reviews
This is not a horror story. It's actually a sweet story. Inspired by recent essay submissions, and by Brooke's mention in Rolling Stone, I decided to revisit and finish an essay started years ago.
mark william mills
In: Essay 7 reviews
As an unexpected loss sinks in, our workaholic protagonist learns that cynicism can't protect against pain.
mark william mills
In: Essay 5 reviews
A son who puts his dad on a pedestal deals with abandonment and suicide. Years later, someone lost comes up who can make it all right. Only but that takes a two-person lift.
mark william mills
In: Essay 7 reviews
Because I wanted to write about love.
Bellbird
In: Essay 9 reviews
Adapted from memoir scribblings, this essay takes the form of a letter to the narrator's father.
Dorothy Rice
In: Essay 7 reviews
Narrative nonfiction recalling a childhood friendship and a moment when the narrator realizes that her friend has matured in ways that she has not.
graceday
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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.
freshjaclyn
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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.
Patrick Moloney
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A essay about my experience in Dallas during the police killings and my views on racism
Aname Isanameisaname
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Personal Essay about a life-defining body issue, first impressions and life-altering experiences.
RosieToesAmarose
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A woman is frustrated with the behavior of migrant workers living next door to her.
Bonnie Johnson
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Personal Essay written for a non-fiction class. Takes a brief snapshot of the struggles of teen depression
sooz
In: Essay 4 reviews
A personal essay exploring identity, past-trauma, and family.
Ronzermonster
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2005-2015: A condensed history of my music recording career.
Desiree Simons
In: Essay 6 reviews
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.
toujoursgai
In: Essay 5 reviews
Brief scenes from a 2-year period of my life when I lived in Austin, TX.
Ronzermonster
In: Essay 3 reviews
Friends help friends do the things they love.