Non-Fiction

Here you will find a collection of all the non-fiction pieces, memoirs, and personal essays ever published in The Finch with their accompanying illustrations, plus some bonus content as well. Enjoy!

 

“Valentine’s Day” by Andrew Vu - Valentine’s Day is approaching. All around me, I see people doing the thing they have always done. Either they are getting other people Valentines, and talking enthusiastically about it, or they simply ignore it, or they consider doing something but end up doing nothing. For me, this Valentine’s Day is radically different from any previous. … Continue reading “Valentine’s Day” by Andrew Vu
“Not That Kind” by Cor - I met a vet at the gym today. We walked down the stairs and at the end was a friend of ours – a NASA employee we had met at that very gym – and a stranger. As we approached, our friend was saying, “I have a friend who was in ‘Nam in ’71.” “I … Continue reading “Not That Kind” by Cor
“Holding Out For A Hero” by Ruby Rorty - In elementary school, everyone is invited to birthday parties. Games of foursquare are open to all, and a lack of academic focus keeps everyone in a single group. But as the first eight o’clock bell rings through middle schools across America, new sixth graders begin to form concrete ideas about who sits atop a social … Continue reading “Holding Out For A Hero” by Ruby Rorty
“This I Believe” by Talia Harris - For as long as I have been creative, I have been frightened; frightened of what people will think of me, frightened of what I will create, and frightened of who this little girl inside of me thinks she is. When I started ballet training, I thought I was going to wake up that morning and … Continue reading “This I Believe” by Talia Harris