Hannah Van Essen

Hannah Van Essen, senior, loves creative writing in the forms of both poetry and historical fiction. Her favorite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and her favorite author is C.S. Lewis. This year, Hannah is looking forward to being the editor of King Author and is anticipating a fantastic premiere!

More of Hannah Van Essen’s Work:

  • Save Me - You were the type of person to approach strangers — people of all kinds. You saw their differences and would lean into me, saying “look, darling, look how he holds …
  • Generic - “Know your own happiness.” — Jane Austen  Happiness is relative something you can’t get generic, over the counter at your local drugstore. No it’s something personal and annoying because it’s …
  • Who am I?? - Who are you?  Please, just let me see Cause I have no idea who I am  But maybe if you told me who  I could finally be   Originality, you see …
  • listen - do you hear that what listen i don’t hear anything exactly it’s air  and dust and nothingness silence humming  filling the space singing how beautiful no why not beautiful isn’t …
  • Get Organized! - I really couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten a textbook, lost an assignment, or totally misunderstood a teacher. In my three years of high school, though, I’ve managed …
  • Picture Perfect - Picture perfect, that’s what they say But upon reflection, nothing ever seems the same.  A smile here, some windswept hair, Yet the moment isn’t really there.  I don’t know why …
  • Bal des Ardents - By Hannah Van Essen Vibrancy was the word of the night: vibrant colors, vibrant music, vibrant women. The Hotel Saint-Pol was a place where reality became smudged, blurring the line …
  • Tattoos: What’s the Big Deal? - Every parent dreads the day that their precious 18 year old walks through the door with a painfully obvious tattoo, but what deeper issues does this disdain present before us? …
  • The Asylum - The woman next to me flinched, trying to cover her mouth before she coughed, but before I could look up, the doctor had already grabbed her shirt and pulled her …
  • Breakfast Burrito Basics - Breakfast today is much more than a meal: it’s an experience. Finding that trendy hole-in-the-wall that also serves great food can become quite a task. In search of just that, …
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