In 2010, unable to find any teaching jobs in California, I loaded my minivan with my belongings and drove 5,000 miles towards Pennsylvania where I heard they were hiring. I kept a daily blog on Facebook and as people followed it, what I planned as a week-long trip ended up being a month. I visited historic sites, visited friends and family and talked a lot about mid-life changes in an attempt to understand things when all the plans you have made fall apart. Three decades earlier I had read William Least Heat Moon's wonderful book "Blue Highways" having no idea I would someday be doing something similar.
The thing about traveling, sometimes you never really go anywhere...Joella is sitting on a plane on New Years Eve, yet it hasn't taken off yet. When the stranger sitting beside her makes her day (or evening) it is bound to be a better adventure sitting on a stationary plane than watching T.V like she would have been...
This is a short one-page essay that we did in English and I liked the way that it turned out so I decided to post it.
I'm not really concerned about how people like the story itself, I'm more concerned with how people see the writing style that I used throughout the piece and wanted to get critique on what was interesting, what could have been better, any mistakes and other things like that.
So if you could critique the writing style in the comments, that'd be great!
The ball drop is a big event. for boys it means being a man. But for new york, and this story in general, it means forgetting our failures and look for a better tomorrow. But is this all that desirable? on er first trip to new york our protagonist will see the deeper secrets of new york.