Slice of Life Sunday

January 4, 2009

Slice of Life – week 38

Filed under: Weekly Prompts — Cricket @ 6:46 am

Welcome to Slice of Life Sunday -

a meme dedicated to preserving the accounts of events cut out of the lives of average people just like you from all over the word.

Wikipedia defines a slice of life story as “a category for a story that portrays a “cut-out” sequence of events in a character’s life.” It has also been defined as an “episode of actual experience represented realistically and with little alteration in a dramatic, fictional, or journalistic work.” (cp. Answers.com).

Like having ice cream with your pie, there is more to this meme than meets the eye – it’s a meme a` la mode! This meme has a larger goal in mind in addition to providing a venue for your desire to write. Please read About Me and this Meme to see how participating in Slice of Life Sunday could lead to further publishing of your writing. Then take a moment to read over the following options. Close your eyes and turn off your connections with the current world around you, and allow your thoughts to wander through the recesses of your memories. There you will find a life experience that you have been waiting to share or possibly need to revisit. Now write it. There is no need for fancy words, don’t run and get the thesaurus, just write the truth… a slice of your life

Slice of Life choices for the week of January 4 are:

1. A Change of Attitude

2. Living with Regret

3. Writer’s Choice – I am now seeking stories for our Thirtysomething era. What memories do you have of “being a real adult” in the adult world of marriage, homemaking, raising children, expanding your career, or just surviving.

You have all week to write your Slice of Life story. Once you have posted your Slice of Life Sunday story on your blog, come back and leave a comment with the url to your post. My true desire is for each of us to harvest wisdom from both the joy of reliving the good memories in our lives and the strength gained from gleaning what we can from the not-so-good memories and then putting them away for good. If you see a previous prompt you would like to write about, please do so and let me know.

Wisdom is the daughter of experience. ~

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7 Comments »

  1. Hello all and Happy New Year! I want to thank you for your support and stories you shared in 2008. I am excited to finish our book this month in time for submission in early February.

    My post for this week’s Slice of Life is up.
    http://cricket51.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/562/

    Comment by Cricket — January 4, 2009 @ 8:24 am | Reply

  2. I have mine posted. I wrote about my change of attitude… Happy New Year..

    ~~ A new year is a good time to make decisions about changes needed in our lives. I congratulate you on knowing this at such a young age. Cricket

    Comment by Mahoganydymond — January 4, 2009 @ 6:37 pm | Reply

  3. Cricket, I’ve been wanting to contribute another Slice of Life, but I just can’t seem to get inspired. Since my son-in-law walked out on the family my thoughts seem to center only on the changes in our lives. If I can bring myself to write anything coherent I’ll let you know.

    ~~ I am so sorry to hear about your family tormoil. It is always so hard for everyone when our children’s marriages are in crisis. I will keep your family in my prayers. Cricket

    Comment by adamswife — January 6, 2009 @ 8:34 am | Reply

  4. I am so glad Slice Of Life is back. I have missed you. I wrote about living with regret. I am looking forward to a great year of wonderful slices of life!

    http://selmainthecity.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/non-je-ne-regrette-rien/

    ~~Thank you Selma for your kind words and your wonderful story. I can’t get the idea of a book of colors out of my mind. Hmmmm, maybe a new project for me. Cricket

    Comment by Selma — January 7, 2009 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

  5. This is a slice of my life. Requesting readers’ advice: http://mareetee.blogspot.com/2009/01/being-mil-is-not-easy.html

    ~~Hi Maree and welcome to Slice of Life. My heart goes out to you and your delema. I will keep you in my prayers. Cricket

    Comment by Maree Tee — January 9, 2009 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

  6. a year of living, if not dangerously, then frantically in my thirties

    http://correspondences-martin.blogspot.com/2009/01/33.html

    ~~Wow Yusuf, 33 was definitely a challenging year for you. Isn’t it wonderful how those kind of years contribute to our growth – and survival instincts! Cricket

    Comment by Yusuf Martin — January 10, 2009 @ 4:25 am | Reply


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