Writing Marathon Excerpt

It’s almost chilling sitting out on the prairie, not because of the cool wind, but because of all the sights and sounds. It’s relaxing but almost overwhelming. The more you think about, the more your brain becomes overwhelmed by the weight of the sounds. There’s birds chirping, frogs croaking, bugs… Continue reading


Looking Back, Looking Forward

Looking back on the last seven years, I realize how much my life has truly changed. When these changes are happening, you really don’t notice them. I didn’t understand what changed from day to day. Yet when I try to remember my first day of sixth grade, it feels like it was a completely different person who entered that classroom. That’s when I begin to understand how much life has evolved in a fast-paced seven years. Continue reading

Reading Response: It’s Kind of a Funny Story

“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” by Ned Vizzini follows the story of 15-year-old Craig and his struggle with depression. After dealing with the daily pressures of an overachieving high school life, Craig makes a split decision one night commit suicide. Yet before going through with it, Craig calls a sucked hotline and takes the given advice to go to the hospital. From there, he is admitted into an adult mental hospital where he meets some unique characters and is forced to deal with the sources of his anxiety. Continue reading