The view from here is a collection of my writings. 

An Essay:  noun  a short literary composition on a particular theme or subject, usually in prose and generally analytic, speculative, or interpretative.
 
A Composition: noun the art of putting words and sentences together in accordance with the rules of grammar and rhetoric.
 
A Short Story: noun A short piece of prose fiction, having few characters and aiming at unity of effect.

A Poem: noun  a composition that, though not in verse, is characterized by greatbeauty of language or expression.

Prose:  noun  spoken or written language in ordinary usage, distinguished from poetry by its lack of a marked metrical structure