“nonfiction: Prose that is factual, except for newspapers.
“creative nonfiction: Prose that is true, except in the case of memoir.
“memoir: From the Latin memoria, meaning “memory,” a popular form in which the writer remembers entire passages of dialogue from the past, with the ultimate goal of blaming the writer’s parents for his current psychological challenges.
“novel: A quaint, longer form that fell out of fashion with the advent of the memoir.
“short story: An essay written to conceal the truth and protect the writer’s family.”