I have memoir pieces and poems about my childhood and a little about adolescence. These were written 5-7 years ago. Recently I revisited the early 1970’s. But just scratched the surface.
Do I want to write it as a ‘straight’ memoir or fictionalize it? My thoughts all this time have been to fictionalize my stories. But why? Perhaps I should question this: my mother, stepfather, and grandparents are dead. My father doesn’t read (much). No fear here, fear of exposure. So what gives?
Maybe I should just keep writing and not worry about it.