The Memoirist
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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.

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Jill (Conquering Cognitions)

Jill (Conquering Cognitions)

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

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