The Art of Not Existing
Young Adult , Eating Disorders
The "Art of Not Existing" is a short story that follows the story of Conner, a senior in high school, who has been battling an eating disorder since his freshman year. After falling and coming close to death at a track meet, the story follows him through inpatient treatment and later to outpatient treatment. The reader sees his mental struggle with anorexia and Conner's will- power to fight it, or if in the end he lets the disease consume him.