Personal Narrative

My Covid Birthday

“Prisha! Pack your bag! We are going to the beach for your birthday!” My mom declares.  It was true, my 8th birthday was coming up. I am always super excited for my birthday and wait for it all year long. This year, however, I didn’t know what to expect. I couldn’t meet my friends and […]


In the summer of 2017, a horrific earthquake hit the Greek island of Lesvos. In the summer of 2017, my family’s village, Vrisia, was reduced to a terrifying pile of fractured, falling buildings and rubble. My memories of Vrisia are damaged and seemingly random, like the items salvaged from the catastrophe-torn buildings. I remember the […]

The Thrilling Race, by Mason Li

I woke up on a hot sunny day, looking up at the ceiling.  ”It’s time,” I said to myself, “triathlon time.”  I got out of my bed thinking, “triathlon.”  I got into the car still thinking, as I s….l….o…w….l…y fell asleep.  As I woke up to the sound of the car stopping: ”Are we there […]