Melissa Petro

Melissa Petro is a freelance writer and writing instructor living in New York City. Her work appears in Pacific Standard, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and elsewhere.

Stories By Melissa Petro

My Boyfriend Tried a “Miracle Cure” For Heroin Addiction

We were both in recovery when he started talking about getting clean with ibogaine. But we both should have known there is no such thing as a quick fix.

Our Dog Would Eat Anything. This Time the Takeout Fought Back.

When my boyfriend left for an overseas trip, I had no clue about the pet-sitter’s nightmare that awaited me.

What Have You Done With My Husband?

Stripping on the Side

A nonprofit intern counts down the hours until she can shed her office attire in a Times Square gentlemen’s club.