Write about a song

Songs are like smells. They can bring back the most specific memories. The smell of chlorine reminds me of nothing else but staying at hotels during soccer tournaments. The smell of car exhaust reminds me going on auditions in the city as a child. The smell of Phoenix Axe Body Spray reminds of school dances …

A useless love- a connection or affinity that doesn’t fit into the plans of anyone concerned.

I sat by myself in the chapel at my school looking out the window as a duck floated along the pond while the Rabbi read through the prayers of Yom Kippur. I had very little energy having already started my fast the night before, but a voice in the back of my head (my mother’s …

The time you were the most terrified- your knees were knocking, your heart was racing, you could barely stand to be in your own skin

It’s a Friday night and I’m driving up the highway with my two friends on our way to a party. We got the music on and we’re letting go of the stressful week and getting ourselves pumped up. My one friend and I had already started drinking so the other one drove. We’re about twenty …

Pick a small object to be given one day to your great-grandchild. Write a letter to that child explaining why you have chosen this object.

My dearest great grandchild, If you are reading this, than in your hand is a shot glass. You may be wondering why. Why would my great-grandmother give me a shot glass? You see, this shot glass signifies so much more than the contents it's meant to hold. Let's start with the decor. On it are …

What could have happened to you in high school that would have altered the course of your life?

The whole truth and nothing but the truth... I consider the year 2009 to be possibly one of the hardest years of my life, thus far. I was 15 years old, a sophomore. Going into high school, I only had a few friends. By sophomore year, that number dwindled until there was not a single …

Describe yourself in the third person- your physical appearence and personality- as though you were a character in a book

During the earliest of Jodi's years, people would stop her and her mother wherever they were to comment on Jodi's beauty. This happened quite often actually. People seemed to be taken aback by Jodi's deep brown eyes, the golden red highlights in her hair, and a smile that stretched across her face. She had tiny …

Tell a complete stranger about a beloved family tradition

You open your eyes. You're smiling. It's a small smile because you're a little embarrassed to admit your excitement. You definitely won't admit to the small yet noticeable amount of butterflies in your stomach. Today is the day. Yet, part of you can't believe it's actually today. You linger in bed savoring this feeling. For …