Author Mary McGrath

Mary McGrath is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in a number of publications including:Chicken Soup for the Soul (Jan. 2019), Newsweek, Wall St. Journal,,, LANG Newspaper Group, and Good Housekeeping, Please find her work at

Is Your Slang Out Of Date?

As a writer, I’m always curious about these temporary terms, making me wonder why words seem to populate sentences for a while before they disappear.

losing someone
Losing Someone We Love

We are now at the age that things are starting to happen to our friends and family, with the pace escalating as we get older. 

Demise of a dancer
Demise Of The Dancer

Sally’s mind rolls backward to that fateful evening at 15, when her mother, diluting her sorrows with another round of gin, insisted her daughter needed to “try a little harder”.

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