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Category Archives: Creative Nonfiction

How to Label Yourself

BY ABIGAIL FISHER In the Style of Lorrie Moore 2018. Your history class learns about the Stonewall Riots. Pretend you’ve never heard of the event. Ask enough questions to show … Continue reading

August 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Guess I’m Kind of Liberal

BY MACY PERRINE The thing about wearing a feminist shirt to school is that I live in Wisconsin. We’re not technically conservative, but we are also not California. The only … Continue reading

July 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Place With You

BY: GRACE FEELEY “Happiness is only real when shared.” -​Christopher McCandless Dear You, I went to the place we used to love today. I let myself relax in the cool … Continue reading

July 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Want to Make a Change

BY MARIJA NIKOLIC How often do you hear look up, hold up, get up, go up? All these words have something in common, and I am pretty sure you can … Continue reading

June 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Truly Open Your Eyes

BY CHLOE KIM Looking around, I can see people Going about with their daily lives. Some look as if they don’t have a care in the world, Others look as … Continue reading

June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Fat or Fiction: A Girl’s Journey To Find Herself

BY DANIELLE CONNOLLY Binge-Eating Rummaging through the barren pantry, I looked for something, anything, I could cram down my throat. Hot tears were welling up in my eyes as I … Continue reading

June 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Eighty Cents

BY MEGAN HORSTHUIS I am standing at my podium. I am relaxed, loose even, my breathing is regular and my body is still. I reach for my notebook, and feel … Continue reading

May 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Alone and Where It All Began

BY GABRIELA RODRIGUEZ Alone Driving alone my eyes on the road. An endless trail of snow makes me feel all alone. I can’t help but remember that cold night in … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Negative Space

BY EMILY BURKE Emma looked at her plate. Full. It had exactly 15 green beans, 5 ounces of chicken, and 2 scoops of mashed potatoes exactly. Even though she had … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Grappling With Questions

BY CATHERINE O’CONNOR The world is so overwhelming I often wonder why we question. In fact, that first statement perfectly captures my frustration. There seems to be no way to … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

What I Learned

BY ALLY I didn’t know what I wanted before I heard it. I didn’t know it was something I was capable of wanting until then. When I was told that … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Why I Am A Feminist

BY LYNDSEY MILES Feminist is such a loaded word. Many of all genders find it to be distasteful. They believe that being a feminist means something like women want to be better than … Continue reading

October 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

House Renovations to Personal Changes

BY KATHRYN COURT My Grandma Kaye is a pretty cool person. She has bright red hair and always wears festive clothes to match whatever event is taking place. Whether it … Continue reading

July 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why?

BY RYLEE KUHN Why does everyone hate me? What did I do? I look through the window at everyone else and all I see is beauty. I can’t tell them, … Continue reading

July 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

1st Place Creative Nonfiction, Hypertext High School Writers Contest: Parisa Thepmankorn

Obsidian by Parisa Thepmankorn I find darkness with its mouth open, expanding. All sorts of thick, musky perfumes leaking from the crevices between its teeth. I had just cracked the … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

2nd Place Creative Nonfiction, Hypertext High School Writers Contest: Jhett Myers

Life in Little Forest Hills by Jhett Myers Couches are for Sitting: Growing up in the Neighborhood The hoodrat children would flock to the alley every day. It didn’t matter … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

3rd Place Creative Nonfiction, Hypertext High School Writers Contest: Judy Luo

Not an ABC Fat Camp by Judy Luo In my eight years of Kung Fu training, I have always enjoyed the attention. After a performance, the audience would clamor, “She’s … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Skin

  by Jay Cruz Writer’s Statement:  I created this piece when I began to address my dysphoria; it was my way of laying it all out on the table and realize … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Child of an Addict

BY EVAUGHN GLOE I’m a child of an addict. So of course I’m an addict too, it’s sad to say. It’s crazy how I have to get fucked up to … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 3 Comments

Druggie Love

BY KIMBERLY FLORES Dear Lord, I’m on my knees, can you hear my prayers? Don’t leave me this time… I lost who I was and became a part of him. … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Walk in my Shoes

BY ALYSSA EDWARDS It makes my body feel like bugs are crawling in it and my head like there’s a fire cracker going to explode. The bug feeling makes my … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · 5 Comments

You Can’t Choose Your Fake Family

BY LALE CEYLAN I don’t like Ella. Unfortunately, I’ve had to spend my entire childhood with her because my dad’s Turkishness and my mom’s love for inviting people for dinner … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Finding My Way Through

BY NOELLE MALDONADO Prologue I am Noelle Nicole Maldonado. Who I was when I first began is much different from who I am now. Picturing myself as a newborn baby–a … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Six Stages of Drifting

BY CLAIRE SEYMOUR I. My best friend Emma lives in Washington D.C., approximately 230 miles away from my home in Brooklyn. We don’t keep in touch during the year, because … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 2 Comments