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*Opinions expressed by contributors are their own. Melissa McInerney earned her MFA in fiction from Bennington College in 2015 and her BA from the University of Texas Austin in 1981. She has written a series of short stories about growing up in boomtown Houston and blogs about living with Lyme disease at http://lifeandlyme.net/blog/. Her work has appeared in Logophile, Blue Lake Review, Good Works Review, Jet Fuel Review and https://www.fiftiness.com/. She tolerated the south and its unrelenting heat for years. Now she thrives in Colorado with her grown daughter, three dogs, and a cat. She hikes, swims, avoids skiing, and is learning Spanish.


Melissa's Battle Against Lyme and Bartonella
June 11, 2022
Melissa Mclnerney is sharing her story in order to raise awareness for Lyme disease and Bartonella. I was bitten by a tick while hiking to Robert Frost’s house in Bennington, Vermont. I found it stuck...