A reflective personal essay on identity and the impossibility of describing oneself in any less than a thousand and one pieces.
Galia Shkedi is a teen in high school whose main interests are writing, music and cuddling her dog. Whether it's journalism, poetry or a personal essay, she views writing as a way to transfer her thoughts onto a page, and share whatever story is worth telling to the world.
Most of the stories I have written were a product of or inspired by my own experiences, even if it was in a minor way. Each of them feel personal, purely out of the work I put into them. Although the pieces I have written have their own messages, I want the reader to interpret the story through their lens and create their own takeaways.
An evocative piece of flash fiction meant to draw the reader into the author’s encounter with a so-called subway creep.
Rainy days engulf you, take over, and become all-consuming. Rain is more than just the weather, it’s the atmosphere that comes with the feeling of walking down the sidewalk while rain pours down around you.