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Jessica Hansen

United Kingdom

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Jessica Hansen (United Kingdom) published:

September

PROMPT: Personal Essay Competition: Making Change

Change is an ordinary morning in September. When the wind blows, there is a bite of arctic chill and the spider’s webs trail just about at face height and the slightest movement prompts a pheasant explosion from long, dry grass. It is strange that such drama, such monumental shifts in the path of life can occur amid such stillness. And yet it happens every year. The exact date, the numbers in sequence: day, month, year, may alter each time but...

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Jessica Hansen (United Kingdom) published:

September

PROMPT: Personal Essay Competition: Making Change

Change is an ordinary morning in September. When the wind blows, there is a bite of arctic chill and the spider’s webs trail just about at face height and the slightest movement prompts a pheasant explosion from long, dry grass. It is strange that such drama, such monumental shifts in the path of life can occur amid such stillness. And yet it happens every year. The exact date, the numbers in sequence: day, month, year, may alter each time but...

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7 months ago

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Jessica Hansen (United Kingdom) published:

Walking the Path to Greatness

PROMPT: Walking

He walks and the people follow.
It is not an elegant walk, nor is it particularly graceful, and his opposition, strangers to his ways, do not understand the appeal of such an abrasive man. He walks with a short-stepped, smart sounding snappish stride that to the untrained eye is simply brisk but to anyone who knows him is one of the only remainders of his past life. There is nothing soft about him, his hard edges and sharp corners, that...

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about 1 year ago

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Jessica Hansen (United Kingdom) published:

America Is Breaking Its Own Constitution... But It's Not How You Think

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2018

In light of the recent tragedy in Florida, American politics has once again been put under the spotlight. Here in England, it seems inconceivable that they still have the same problems, that nothing has changed since Sandy Hook more than fifteen years ago. But to Americans, who seem so afraid of change, it is more a question of ‘when’ than ‘why’ this particular kind of massacre occurs.
The Parklands shooting has produced a monumental response. As the deadliest school shooting...

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about 1 year ago

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about 1 year ago