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“Nicole, where are you?” Tara called out as I heard her come through the front door. I didn’t move as I watched Supernatural on the outside TV on the back porch. Cass was kicking some butts when Tara said behind me, “What is that smell?” “Maybe the bowl o...

I shot up in bed to hearing screaming in the hallway. I looked at my phone to see that it was 3 in the morning and I had only been asleep for two hours. Suddenly I heard the door to the room next to mine being kicked in and the girls screaming before I he...

Decisive Moments

Life is made up of choices and decisions.

“Are you for real right now?” I heard my best friend Penny ask me from the other side of the room. I stood up and turned to look at her with a frown. “What are you talking about?” I asked as I shoved the same chunk of hair out of my eyes for the thousandt...

Llamada Botín

They're friends that like to do a little more, but why is this getting so weird?

Chapter 1: Cooking Up Something Good I was at a lunch table with my friends, chatting with them about what was up, and our future plans, and all of that. There were about eight of us, but divided into two or three subgroups. I could easily jump in to the...

Pivotal Moments - Chapter One

Your life can change in the blink of an eye; these incidents are known as 'Pivotal Moments'.

Everyone has that ‘thing’, that place where your life suddenly changes and you have no control over it. It’s a fixed point in time that you later look back on and say to yourself, “Yeah! Right there. That’s when it all started.” For some, it’s a joyous oc...

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A House of Lies

A story of a student who entangles himself in a web of lies

Aditya had come home a bit late today. ''Traffic", he blamed when his parents asked him the reason. Without wasting any time he went to his study room. He wanted to register his bitter-sweet day in his journal. 1Today, it was my practical exam of Biology...

Dreams and Whims

There is a very fine line between a whim and a dream...I call it 19.

Has anyone ever told you to "follow your heart", "dream big", or, my favorite, "reach for the stars"? Well, I'm not. I am merely here to tell you that there is a fine line between a dream and a whim. A dream is a five-year-old sitting on her swing set tel...

Princeton Application Essay

A narrative application essay I wrote for Princeton University

The prompt for this essay was, "Using a quote from a favorite book as a leaping off point, describe a significant event in your life and how it affected your values." **************************** “Modern science has been a voyage into the unknown, with a...

I Fell Out of Bed Twice: Chapter One

Robert's first day of college opens a whole new world to him

Chapter 1: Strangeways, Here We Come September 12, 1987 "Let me tell you about Whitesnake," my roommate Tom shouted as we walked back to Bond Hall from the dining commons. I pretended to be interested he was talking about the worst metal band in the histo...