friendship

C.S Lewis got it right: friendship is born when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!"

Dylan Balde2 months ago
Anticlimax: A Reunion that Could’ve Been
The other night, I had this oddly photorealistic dream about Ginny and her friends. It was all sorts of terrifying and fascinating, mainly because it felt very real; I actually ended up sleeping in th...
M B2 months ago
A Story About Coworker Friendships
Being a positive person, I tend to make very close relationships, very fast. In my working career of over 10 years, I have continuously jumped between companies and school, giving me the opportunity t...
Tiara Miller2 months ago
Breaking Off a Toxic Friendship
This friendship commenced at the beginning of summer and ended in October due to the reasons you'll soon read below. Disclaimer; the illicit drug use on my part is restricted to the timeline of this f...
Michelle Schultz2 months ago
Leaving the Party for Church
"Hey, why are you leaving the party so early?" "I have to get up for church in the morning." It's not something you hear very often among the 20-something crowd. But when you ask me why I'm leaving a ...
Chloe Gilholy2 months ago
Fishman Chapter Fourteen
The lift is jolty. I don’t think it’s been serviced for a long time. I wish we took the stairs. I feel like the lift would drop and shatter within seconds. I should tell Todd that I hate lifts the nex...
Carina Rose2 months ago
You've Got a Friend
Moments after falling down the stairs in an emotional frenzy, I sat in the wings of the stage with other members of Rampage by my side. I shove my swollen foot into my character shoe while squeezing t...
Harley Lily2 months ago
Dealing with Being the Strong Friend [From the Weak Friend's Perspective]
Being the ‘strong’ friend to someone in their time of need is something that almost gets brushed under the rug without a second thought. It goes without saying that we generally would do anything we c...
Chloe Gilholy2 months ago
Fishman Chapter Thirteen
I didn’t expect Grandad to be sitting on the couch with a cup of black coffee. BLACK COFFEE! Watching him drink anything non-alcoholic gives me the shivers. Something’s wrong. “Grandad?” “Yes, my boy!...
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J.C. Marie2 months ago
Besties No More
I used to have a best friend. We met in my freshman year of college. We weren't the closest immediately, but come second semester, we were thick as thieves. We had the same sarcastic and self-deprecat...
Charelle Burkley2 months ago
Changing
Another day at Lincoln High School for an invisible girl like me just trying to make it through junior year. Today is the first day back after spring break and I am not looking forward to it. Here I s...
Michelle Schultz2 months ago
To the Best Friend Who Wasn't There for Me
I have a ton of friends. Only a handful do I consider close, true friends. When I got pregnant, I lost a lot of friends that I never thought would leave my life. But, I'm thankful that I got to see th...
Chloe Gilholy2 months ago
Fishman Chapter Eleven
My eyes squint at the tall guy with blue dreadlocks and green headphones. Is that Simon? Simon and his twin brother, Peter were two of the children that Ruth and Kathleen fostered together. They’ve gr...
K.A. Negron2 months ago
"Hello": The Healer
The Healer: Growing up sheltered and controlled in every aspect starts to have effects on a child the moment they decide they were never meant to be caged. I learned this the hardest way possible: thr...
K.A. Negron2 months ago
"Hello": The Best Friend
"Hello" is more than a greeting. "Hello" is asking permission to enter someone's life, to bring them new experiences they never thought they'd have, to change their world for better or worse. I find "...
Kari Friend2 months ago
Toxic Friends
Friends are great. Everybody has a natural, human longing to be loved. What do you do, however, when your friends are toxic? When being around certain people brings you down, what can bring you up aga...
Juniper Mables2 months ago
Born This Way!
I met Ana when I was in the fifth grade. My family had just moved to a new neighborhood and I had started a new school. At my previous school I had lots of friends and it never appeared to me that I m...
Chloe Gilholy2 months ago
Fishman Chapter Ten
Todd always seems to be the first to bar and loves being the last to leave. In the corner of the pub where cold pints covered the little table by the fire, Todd shows me some of his favourite screensh...
Carina Rose2 months ago
The Truth About Internet Friendships
Many people believe that meeting friends or significant others online is dangerous business. There is said to be many who catfish—pretending to be someone that they are not. While there are definitely...