Stories in Confessions that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
Sexy People Eat Sardines
I have never been able to tolerate canned tuna fish - the smell, the squelching sound it makes while it’s being mixed with anything else, the very concept of consuming it. The fact that this pulp fit only for animals is so frequently combined with my food nemesis - mayonnaise - only served to entrench this bias more deeply. While I still draw a line at eating shredded, watery meat from an aluminum can, I have made progress: today it is a symbolic boundary. I do regularly incorporate related sources of protein into my diet. And you might be surprised to learn that my gateway shelf-stable seafood was not the ubiquitous albacore, nor even canned or smoked salmon. It was whole sardines.
I Wanna Talk About What I Have Learned
If you recognize my story title as a quote from Hamilton, we're already friends. Ya know that phrase, you're only as old as you feel?
Young Love and Missed Opportunities
I possess the ability to talk myself out of anything. Doesn’t matter how much I want it, my brain convinces me I shouldn’t go for it…then berates me mercilessly after the fact for not chasing whatever it was I initially wanted. And by then, the opportunity has passed. I missed out, and I’m left wondering what might have been.
How a Batman ring helped a little boy through a hayride
Batman has become a symbol for those that needed the extra boost to know that justice will always prevail and good always triumph over evil. No matter what, there is encouragement because of how brave Batman is.
I Haven't Forgotten You Either Steve
The year was 1998. I was an awkward twelve-year-old with acne on my face, braces on my teeth, and an afro due to the tragic mistake of asking for a curly perm during a haircut. You know, the poster child of those pesky awkward years. Once, while looking through one of my grandma’s magazines, I came across an article about a new children’s show called Blue’s Clues. Along with the article was a picture of the host, a cute young guy with brown hair and big beautiful brown eyes. One look, my heart was struck. That young guy’s name, Steve Burns.
I Was Stalked As A Live-In Nanny
I loved the job. When you’re 20, and you’ve just moved abroad alone with little work experience, landing a job as a live-in nanny is a hefty win.
A Walk Through The Cemetery
There is an old, expressive folklore which claims that when we die our souls are carried away on the wings of a butterfly. As a definitive, last effort to keep their loved ones with them, people would rip out the wings of butterflies. - Logic being, if they coulnd't fly - they couldn't carry away souls of the deceased.
- Second Place in Coming of Age Challenge
I Got Brutally Knocked Out—And It Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
When I was twenty years old, I got brutally knocked out in front of my friends and family. Let me take you back to the worst night of my life. The year was June 2016, and I was in the Air Force. I was working an eight-to-five job as a storeman, but my real passion was mixed-martial arts. I had spent most of my teenage years in a grungy fight gym learning The Way of the Fist, and by the time my twenties rolled around, I was already an accomplished amateur fighter with a record of three wins and no losses. I was an undefeated rising star poised to take the pugilistic world by storm. My confidence was at an all-time high.
Ironing, Piano, Nuns, a Psychic, and Coming of Age
I’ve had lots of turning points, but the one that marked my coming of age, I’d place that one when I was 18 and in my last year of high school. We moved a lot when I was a kid. My father was an engineer. He designed cranes, conveyors, and overhead highway says, mostly for small to medium sized companies all over southern Ontario. I usually felt like an outsider, but I don’t blame that on moving, more on being a misfit, and not trying hard enough to make friends.
How My Boss's Cat Is Way Higher On The Chain Than Me
April 1st Here, I'd have my own office, be my own person, have a real name, and not just "you there". Here, making coffee and copies will be a distant memory. Here, there will be no more humiliation. No longer an intern but an account executive-oh, the promissed land.
The Most Devastating Thing a Teacher Ever Said to Me
2009 was a very bad year. At the beginning of February, I’d been unceremoniously laid off from a job I loved and spent the next nine months unemployed, gravely depressed, and slowly developing a methamphetamine habit. By the time I finally found another job, I honestly didn’t know who I was anymore.
What I learned from going viral on TikTok
As someone over the age of eighteen, I downloaded TikTok only once the rest of humanity had caved to the app: March 2020, in the first lockdown. TikTok is an app popular amongst teenagers where users post videos of up to 3 minutes. I’ve had it for over a year now, and I’ve racked up 800,000 likes. I’ve seen my videos pop up on Instagram and YouTube compilations, but I am no means ‘a big account’. On the contrary, channels of my size are quite common.