Story archives - tag: "growing up"

The Raven

I live in a town so small that the hospital is terrifyingly close to both the cemetery and the local taxidermist.

tags: humor small town growing up [add]

2013-08-14 14:40:45 / Rating: 280.25 /

Mark S.

My stepson and I drove up the driveway at the end of another driving lesson, and as he bolted into the house to return to his video game I shakily vomited into the grass.

tags: growing up learning to drive [add]

2011-05-06 15:12:39 / Rating: 476.75 /


Our gym teacher stared aghast at the large group of teenagers played a wildly enthusiastic game of invisible catch.

tags: teacher gym growing up [add]

2011-04-22 14:11:41 / Rating: 604.5 /

Scared Virgin

In tears, I wondered if this gynecologist ever had a patient whose first visit began in uncontrolled weeping.

tags: sex first experience growing up doctor [add]

2011-01-24 12:17:59 / Rating: 529.75 /


Two days later, I went back to the high school I'd sworn to leave forever.

tags: high school angst runaway growing up childhood teenagers [add]

2010-02-25 08:07:38 / Rating: 566 /

one day

I gave the high school freshman my phone number so he could brag to his friends and because it reaffirmed that I want to be a journalist when I grow up

tags: humor growing up freshman career journalism college dating [add]

2008-12-12 09:18:39 / Rating: 574.25 /

Kenna Coconut

The day my 8-year-old sister said that she wanted to be just like me when she grew up was the day I decided to stop smoking weed and not lose my virginity at age 16 to a lousy boyfriend.

tags: growing up weed boyfriend sex virginity lessons [add]

2008-11-21 13:58:34 / Rating: 1346.5 /

Obsessive if it doesn't matter

My mother didn't realize that teaching me to fight, shoot, and play pool made it hard to find a boyfriend without tattoos.

tags: growing up mothers marriage [add]

2008-03-19 10:10:40 / Rating: 862.5 /

forever child

It took me getting pregnant at 18 for my family to finally realize I'm not a child anymore.

tags: pregnancy family growing up [add]

2007-12-19 11:12:03 / Rating: 654.75 /


I will never live in a world as bright and beautiful and alive as I did when I was six.

tags: childhood loss memory sadness growing up [add]

2007-12-03 15:15:43 / Rating: 1024.5 /


I realised at that moment as I wiped tears of laughter from my eyes after spying the ridiculus outfit the goth kid was wearing, that in my old age I'd become the person I used to hate.

tags: growing up teenagers [add]

2007-09-19 15:06:32 / Rating: 596.25 /


I don't know if school's for me, but I know working isn't.

tags: growing up college [add]

2007-07-05 12:25:57 / Rating: 622 /


I wonder every day what it would be like to have achieved my childhood dreams, knowing it's impossible to grow up to be a kitten.

tags: humor childhood dreams growing up stupid [add]

2007-06-15 13:47:45 / Rating: 1074.5 /


I'm turning sixteen in a few months but I feel like I'm the only person who misses being in the backseat; knowing that in a few years I'll have to make all the decisions in life.

tags: growing up life uncertainty [add]

2007-06-11 16:17:10 / Rating: 675.25 /