Are You There, God? It’s Me, Post-Menopausal Margaret

Forgive me, Mother, for I have sinned

Luella Schmidt
5 min readMay 9


Writer’s screenshot of one of the original paperback covers

We need to have a talk, g.

At the naïve age of twelve, I begged and pleaded for this menstrual monstrosity. You knew what I was in for more than I did, god. I just wanted to fit in with my friends. I received the lesson you served me like a splash of cold water across my face. Never…



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Luella Schmidt

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