January Prompt: I Weigh

What I weigh is so much more than a number, it is all the beautiful people, things, and challenges that make me a whole and worthy person.

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Community Essays: My Self Care Resolution

Submissions from the Lane 9 Project community, in response to our December writing prompt "My Self Care Resolution".  By Calesse Smith This year has been a year of saying  Yes to some things, and No to others. Sometimes, it seems easier to say yes to everyone and everything because to say no would be letting … Continue reading Community Essays: My Self Care Resolution

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

Lesson Learned: Respect the Niggle

The pain appeared gradually, barely noticeable at first. In the beginning, it truly was nothing more than a little soreness. Just something requiring a little extra TLC. But the soreness lasted for days, and as the mileage increased, soreness evolved into pain.