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A Bind

A Bind

If you travel with a fear of flying, mental health experts recommend that you hold fast to the facts. Remind yourself of statistics that show that the most dangerous part of your travel day is the car ride to or from the airport.

Remapping an Unraveling

Remapping an Unraveling

Read this choose-your-own-adventure essay that judge Kelcey Ervick called “insightful,” and “utterly immersive”

Middling

Middling

I began teaching about the middle of the essay by accident even though I had been thinking about it for a long time.

Essaying as Empowerment

Essaying as Empowerment

“Essays that dwell in uncertainty are in many ways closest to the truth of the human experience. They don’t offer tidy solutions because life rarely operates that way. Instead, they offer ruminations, reflection, a powerful vulnerability, and tender insight.”

Precious Cargo

Precious Cargo

I have come all the way to New Orleans for this gumbo. It is nestled in a bowl in front of me, just shy of overflowing its banks. But, having just read Chris Arthur’s collection of essays, Hidden Cargoes, I see the gumbo differently.

CONTEST NEWS – Multimedia Prize

CONTEST NEWS – Multimedia Prize

Judge Kelcey Ervick described this year’s Multimedia Essay Prize winner as “unlike any Choose Your Own Adventure Story I’ve ever experienced.” Learn more about this year’s winner, and explore the winning essay yourself.

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