Creative Essays

Creative nonfiction and personal essays


An anecdote the author calls to mind any time she’s “feeling too scared to try something new.”


In the form of a letter, the writer explores and questions the way he responded and reacted to a fatal accident.

I Didn’t Know

At thirteen, this girl wanted to be wanted. When she says no to sex, she learns she does not yet want herself.


His friends deem him cynical and pessimistic, but he admits his ability to be sentimental in telling of his relationship with a local homeless man.

Politic Football

An authentic reaction to political things—perhaps including high school football—usually falls somewhere in the vast gray area between love and hate.