In response to our Lane 9 Project August writing prompt, "This is Womanhood". This is part one of two essays by L9P co-founder, Heather Caplan. I couldn’t do another treadmill run, and I was tired of feeling like I had to. It was light out for a change. I lived in the suburbs, but I … Continue reading This is womanhood
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
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
(2018) I’ve run this 5K course more than a few times; I know we have more than a few blocks to go. I know this threshold I-might-puke-now feeling well, but this threshold is new. I try to ignore the time on the clock, the pace on my watch, the heart nearly beating out of my … Continue reading I see the finish line (and then I chase the next one)
The lesson I’ve learned is that success comes in many different forms. Some forms of success just happen to attract more praise and recognition than others.