The Memoirist
Published in

The Memoirist

100-Word Memoir

The Day the Creek Grabbed Me

Some lessons take longer to learn

A creek with trees and long grass on both sides
Image by Trond Giæver Myhre from Pixabay

We weren’t supposed to be playing near the creek the day I fell in.

After frantically swimming to the opposite shore, I tearfully yelled for my brother to get help.

He returned with our father who stretched his arm halfway across the creek and encouraged me…

--

--

--

We publish memoirs, personal essays, and fictional memoir. Creative stories unpacked from the nostalgic hope chests of our lives.

Recommended from Medium

Pristine glory

COVID-19, what else?

I had a fall

J.D. is still alive?

THE LOST SONGBIRDS OF MY YOUTH

mesmeric Garnet Silver Red Ring wholesale L-1in US 5678 |…

Flowers make me happy

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jill (Conquering Cognitions)

Jill (Conquering Cognitions)

PsyD, Clinical Psychologist | Writer | Words in Human Parts, Forge, Better Humans | Life Lessons Supported by Science

More from Medium

A Simple Act of Kindness

Grandma Dagmar’s Fashion Tips

a black and white photo of a woman in the 1930s

An Open Book, One Story At A Time

My Gratitude Since Surviving Cancer Is Great Enough to (Literally) Stop Traffic