Category: Narrative Essay Examples

See our collection of narrative essay examples. These example essays are to help you understanding how to write this type of papers. A narrative essay is an essay that tells a story about a specific event or experience. Narratives have a point, and the narrative (story) is used to convey the point. A narrative includes all the key events of the story, presented in time order.

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Narrative Essay Example: Time Spent in Waiting Rooms

As I get older there are a few things I’ve started to notice. One that really stands out is the amount of time I spend in waiting rooms. In my particular situation, I have an 85-year-old father, a wife, a fifteen-year-old son, four house cats, goats, horses, dogs, …

Narrative Essay Example: My Suppressed Wild Side

Ten years old: 1975, still in my boy body, my boy mind. Solid and strong with the endurance to play all day moving from the tangled “jungle” on the far side of the pond to the secret play house in the damp dark basement of my best friend …

Narrative Essay Example: Track State Champion

With shaky knees, I hesitantly made my way up the large white steps. With the back of my hand, I brushed away a few salty tears of relief. As I stood at the top of the podium and looked up into the packed stadium, my mind drifted back …

Narrative Essay Example: Singing Poorly

It was a year like any other, or, at least I suppose it could have been, but, it wasn’t. It was actually 1965. This particular year, the Beatles released Help! the movie; for the second time, Jack Nicklaus won the Masters golf title; on Palm Sunday, 51 reported …

Narrative Essay Example: Wrestling

CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, echoes through my head as I walk to the middle of the mat. “At 160lbs Aidan Conner of La Junta vs. Rodney Jones of Hotchkiss.” All I can think of is every bead of sweat, every drip of blood, every mile, every push up, …

Narrative Essay Example: The Concert

As the dark stadium filled with fire, with the sounds of guns and bombs exploding everywhere, the crazed fans yelled at the top of their lungs. The enormous stage was rumbling with the sound of a single guitar as the band slowly started their next encore performance. Soon …

Narrative Essay Example: Curiosity and Me

How many people wonder about holes in the ceiling and cracks on the floor? When did they happen? What caused them? Or what about when you see a cigarette in the toilet and wonder who had the guts to smoke in the girl’s bathroom that day and why …

Narrative Essay Example: Cousin’s Death

It is amazing how many things we take for granted. We make plans for the day, and don’t think twice about how those plans can be taken away in the blink of an eye. I never thought much about it myself, until I was faced with the shock, …

Narrative Essay Example: Car Accident

Disappointment, disbelief and fear filled my mind as I lye on my side, sandwiched between the cold, soft dirt and the hot, slick metal of the car. The weight of the car pressed down on the lower half of my body with monster force. It did not hurt, …

Narrative Essay Example: Football Injury

The nerves are raging, mainly in his stomach as the butterflies flutter till no end. “Is everything ok? Will everything go as planned?” He couldn’t stop thinking about what might happen. Images were racing wild as he thought about his teammates going to battle without him. He couldn’t …

Narrative Essay Example: Track Competition

The moment of truth was upon me. The official times, this includes whom qualified for finals, for the 400m relay had been posted. My eyes scanned the page for the bold letters that spell ANDERSON. As I ran my finger across the page to where the times were …

Narrative Essay Example: Race

Wait. Be still. Don’t go over the line. Don’t let go. Wait for it. “BANG!” My reactions were precise as I sprung out of the blocks. The sun was beating down on my back as my feet clawed at the blistering, red turf. With every step I took, …

Narrative Essay Example: Slumber Party

Thump-thump, breathe thump-thump, breath. My heart beat as if it was pounding out through my brain; I tried to catch my breath. I heard footsteps coming up behind me like an elephant chasing at my heels. A scream pierced my ears and echoed many times in my mind. …

Narrative Essay Example: Volleyball Tryouts

Six long hours after departing Hotchkiss, we finally reached our destination. We pulled into the parking lot of the Super 8 just off Interstate 76 in Sterling, Colorado. Since I had been to this hotel on a previous trip to Sterling, I began wishing I had brought my …

Narrative Essay Example: Parties

Every weekend there is a party somewhere. Whether it is out at the “Momma,” the lake, or even at someone’s house, it is the “cool place” to be. Last year, I arrived at the Halloween dance not wearing a costume but expecting to have a great time with …

Narrative Essay Example: My Laptop

Writing technologies have been shaping the way people live since the beginning of time. In the Stone Age, our ancestors used tablets to organize important thoughts, keep track of daily activities, and pass on their knowledge to future generations. Arguably, their method of writing was inefficient as much …

Narrative Essay Example: My Foolish Faith

Life without hope in a dull, frustrating world congeals the stuff of human existence…almost. To some, born-lived-died is more than the plot of too many bad novels; it dooms them, chaining their lives to a Maslowian fate. Others drown the raw truth in unrelenting labor, raucous revelry, sunlit …

Narrative Essay Example: My Interests

I am interested in anything that is interesting. Eclecticity seeps into my brain much more easily than the thunderingly similar data of a single concentrated topic area. Though I tend to gravitate towards computer, science, and math information, I will just as likely find an article on a …

Narrative Essay Example: Body Image

One’s body is what makes one who one is. Every inch of someone is what sets a person apart from everyone else. Even though everyone has an opinion about what his or her perfect body would be, changing one’s personal features would take away from individuality. I personally …

Narrative Essay Example: Lost Wallet

A wallet, or purse for some, is a precious item in which most people carry things more essential than money towards everyday life. If some people were to lose that portable safe, they may be offset for the rest of that day. The person without that wallet could …
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