Growing Up

5,272 words by 15 writers in Auckland, New York & elsewhere

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time, Growing Up, Heartache

Hidden Parks & Breakfast.

by Monica Lowe

New york — It was years ago, but I remember that morning so distinctly. The subway ride over, anyway. My friend Peggy and I had just finished breakfast at Cafe Habana in NoLita, when she exclaimed, “I’m going to take you to my favorite park in the city today!” Pause. “It’s a…secret park!” I must’ve fallen in love with the place immediately and yet, enamored as I was, I never did ask her for directions to...

City views, Moving Forward, Growing Up

This is the view I woke up to every morning for last one year & now it's time to say goodbye...

by Arushi Chopra

Pune — My favourite part on any given day would be to get up early (not too early) in the morning, make a cuppa (or not) and sit on the stairs adjacent to my room on the third floor of the hostel, where the ...

Swimming, Growing Up

This used to be me. Not literally me. But, me back when I was competitively swimming. Looking at the board

by eileen gittins

Healdsburg — to find my next event: what heat what lane? Please dear god lane four lane four lane four lane four, please please please lane four lane four. Aaack. Lane six. OK. Lane six. Lane six. Crap. I hate th...

Change, Growing Up, Homes

We are buying an apartment and leaving the city.

by Kenneth Cooke

New york — I can’t say that it’s the order of operations one usually imagines. I certainly didn’t. After all, apartments are the essence of city living. I always hoped it would be a house we’d leave for. But reg...

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