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.

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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