Community Essays: On the road…

Essays for our September writing prompt, On the road..., by members of the Lane 9 Project community. To keep up with our next prompt, join our newsletter!  By Stephanie Virbitsky (in collaboration with Kristin Sandreuter). On the road, there is a mutual understanding between all who walk, run, hike, and trudge, that you will be irrevocably changed. It is … Continue reading Community Essays: On the road…

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Community essays: This is womanhood

Essays for our August writing prompt, This is womanhood , by members of the Lane 9 Project community. To keep up with our next prompt, join our newsletter!  --- --- --- --- By Kassandra Dalton "I'm not sure when I became a "woman".  It's been a label I've been reaching for since my early teenage years. … Continue reading Community essays: This is womanhood

I See The Finish Line: A July Prompt Compilation

Our July writing prompt was, "I see the finish line". The following is a collection of responses we have received from Lane 9 Project community members. Please enjoy the following responses and if you haven't already, write your own! You will find our August prompt at the end of this post. by Joelle Zarcone I … Continue reading I See The Finish Line: A July Prompt Compilation

Controlling the Demon

This is an anonymous post written by a Lane 9 Project contributor. Names have been changed to respect the privacy of family members. “I’m not Emily! I’m not Emily!” Brett screamed hysterically over and over again until I moved my backpack, my books, and physically removed myself from the room. Suddenly...everything had changed. Brett needed … Continue reading Controlling the Demon

Joy

What if we started finding one single thing every single day that brings us joy and appreciate it for that moment? The sound of a baby's laugh. The color of the sunrise. Find something that you normally wouldn't pay attention to, let alone acknowledge, and allow it to bring you joy.