Erich Stüssi

The Human Parts Open Thread: Essays We Don’t Have Time to Write

In 200 words or less, tell us about an essay or Medium post you don’t have time to write. Just give us the broad strokes: the essay’s topic and the form it would take. Maybe a few inchoate thoughts. Maybe a highlight. A beginning or an ending or a middle. A first sentence or a last. A thing you want the reader to feel as they read this nonexistent essay. Up to you. You haven’t had time to develop this idea into a full-fledged piece — yet — and that’s perfectly okay.

This is inspired by Sarah Ruhl’s book, 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write. It’s wonderful.

Share your unwritten essay as a ‘response’ below. We’ll feature our favorites in a compilation on Human Parts.

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