Category Archives: Non-Fiction

  1. The Next Day

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    August 12, 2021 by Melanie L.

    “Divorce agrees with you!”

  2. He Bit My Ass in Public

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    October 4, 2019 by Melanie L.

    He bit my ass in public. Like a fucking vampire.  It doesn’t matter what I was wearing, even if I …
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  3. Open Love Letter to My Forever Friend (2018 Edition)

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    August 24, 2018 by Melanie L.

    Dear Ali, It’s our birthday month, August, again. I used to send you a birthday card every year with a …
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  4. House of Culture

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    May 14, 2018 by Melanie L.

    My maternal grandmother, Ita Chernowetsky, was born in “a beautiful country,” Uman, Ukraine in 1914. Her parents ran a laundry …
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  5. Open Love Letter to My Forever Friend (2016 Edition)

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    August 24, 2016 by Melanie L.

    Dear Ali, It’s our birthday month, August, again; the fifth since you’ve been gone.  I used to send you a birthday …
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  6. How I Met My Dream Guy Within Six Weeks of My Separation

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    August 31, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Huffington Post – Divorce picked up my blog piece originally titled “Stuck on Stupid.”  Read all about how I met …
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  7. True Love Tarried

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    August 27, 2015 by Melanie L.

    I never owned a crystal ball.  Even if I did, I can assure you that I would have seen nothing in …
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  8. Open Love Letter to My Forever Friend (2015 Edition)

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    August 24, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Dear Ali, It’s our birthday month, August, again; the fourth since you’ve been gone.  I used to send you a birthday …
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  9. 6 Common Mistakes New Moms Should Avoid

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    August 1, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Originally posted on My Own Champion:
    Practice makes perfect.  That’s a given.  Since, I have been “practicing” motherhood for just about five…

  10. 6 Reasons Why Single Women Should Break A Leg

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    May 15, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Originally posted on My Own Champion:
    And by “break a leg” I don’t mean the stage-performance version of “do a great job out…

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Melanie L.

Melanie L.

Wanna-be writer, amateur oil painter, practicing law and motherhood with varied success.

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