Category: Creative Nonfiction

Creative nonfiction refers, but is not limited to the following: memoir, personal essay, short story, and interview.

Hell Ain’t Hotter

When I was forty-one, my brother, mom,  and I went on a birthday road trip. Our birthdays fall within two weeks of one another. We had gotten onto the highway: mom driving, the brother sprawled out in the back seat (as he does not… Continue Reading “Hell Ain’t Hotter”

Diary of a Menopausal Woman: Supplements

I loathe taking medications of any kind. It doesn’t matter what it’s for…I’m very skeptical of putting things in my body just because. With that said, menopause had my belly looking like a three-month pregnant woman, and that’s no bueno. It wasn’t until I… Continue Reading “Diary of a Menopausal Woman: Supplements”

Should I Get a Hysterectomy?

Like many women, my younger life was pretty uneventful as far as my health was concerned. Then, everything changed in 2001 when I got pregnant at age 35. As my pregnancy progressed, the doctor became concerned that I had a growing fibroid. It was… Continue Reading “Should I Get a Hysterectomy?”

Diary of a Menopausal Woman: 4 Ways I Reduced My Menopausal Symptoms

After my February period, I decided to stop using the progesterone cream altogether. Instead, I began listening to many of the suggestions I’d been reading and had been offered by people in the health and wellness field: #1: Stop Having a Smoothie Every Morning.… Continue Reading “Diary of a Menopausal Woman: 4 Ways I Reduced My Menopausal Symptoms”

I Owe 3 Pregnancy Tests An Apology…They’ll Probably Never Get It

Under most circumstances, I’m usually pretty good at apologizing and admitting when I’m wrong.  However, sixteen years ago, three different pregnancy tests accused me of being with child. Though I strongly insisted that they were wrong, it turns out that they were, in fact,… Continue Reading “I Owe 3 Pregnancy Tests An Apology…They’ll Probably Never Get It”

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