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The Memoirist

When Belts Go Bad

Being bullied and assailed by your accessories? I’ve got you

Photo by Kate Hliznitsova on Unsplash

I feel bad about my waist. One minute it was there, and then it was gone, washed away I’m sure by the Chardonnay I insist I can consume without consequences.

But I used to be able to drink and eat whatever I want! I cry to the rolls that have taken up residence around my middle. The rolls don’t respond.




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

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Susan McCorkindale

Susan McCorkindale

Rugby mom, soccer mom, author, hopeless optimist. Reach me at

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