Personal Essays

  • For the Ends of the World

    Personal essay by Robert Ratajczak

    My father has told me that there is only one death he would accept. Death at sea. He does not want to pass in a white hospital bed... Read on...

  • Beef Cutlet Battle

    September 19, 2016 • Personal Essays
    Beef Cutlet Battle

    Personal Essay by Rita Reznikova

    Whenever I stare at an empty kitchen, I think of my babushka Lilya. I picture her in her flowery housedress... Read on...

  • Sotira

    May 14, 2016 • Personal Essays

    Personal Essay by Anna Drallios

    We stood by the car on the side of a desolate dirt road in Southern Albania, snow-covered mountains all around us. ... Read on...

  • Ful and Falafel

    January 18, 2016 • Personal Essays
    Ful and Falafel

    Personal Essay by Sarah Osman

    I used to hide whenever I heard our garage door open. The door made a sound as loud as a bomb—a rumbling crash often accompanied by a shrill screech as the door finished rolling itself upward... Read on...

  • Escape

    October 28, 2015 • Personal Essays

    Personal Essay by Paul Sohar

    I escaped from my homeland, Hungary, in 1956 after the spectacular, but in the end, unsuccessful uprising against the authoritarian Soviet Communist rule. It was a momentous event... Read on...