Category Archives: Creative Non-Fiction

These are short pieces written over the last several years. If you are not familiar with this genre, creative non-fiction is personal essays with maybe just a little creative license. These things really did happen to me, truly. I may have changed the timing a little, or embellished the color of the sunrise, or changed a name or two. But these are true stories; I just looked back at them later through the lens of someone who writes. Some of these were originally ‘published’ on the back of my kids’ school newsletter and I have re-posted them here, the pieces may not reflect my kids’ current age.


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White Lie

They saw it coming. They said it was going to be the biggest snowstorm in twenty years. Just as the blue-white flakes began to fall, I gingerly climbed into the car, cradling my pregnant belly in my hands, and headed … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

I am sitting at a McDonalds on Rt. 1, because I made the mistake of telling my four year old that if he did not complain at Home Depot and the shoe store and the sewing machine repair place, I … Continue reading

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Sasha of the White Boots

She had a pair of white leather boots with fringe around the top, and she wore eye shadow. We were in seventh grade. I was twelve and she was thirteen and a half; it was enough to endow her with … Continue reading

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For Goodness’ Sake

I wrote this for a contest in Real Simple a year ago, and then forgot to send it. The question was: when did you truly know you were a grown-up? This is a tribute to my mom. My grandmother stood … Continue reading

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