Slice of Life Sunday

November 1, 2008

Slice of Life – week 33

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.

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 November 2 are:

1. What was I thinking?

2. Pitter-patter of little feet

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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  1. Mine is up early this week. Quite a mysterious and scandalous tale I must say. What was I thinking?

    Comment by Cricket — November 1, 2008 @ 6:43 am | Reply

  2. In response to your email Cricket The Breadfruit story is current. I am 57.

    ~~Thank you Yusuf. Now I know which chapter to place this story. Cricket

    Comment by Yusuf Martin — November 1, 2008 @ 11:02 am | Reply


    ~~this brought back memories of the many nights I spent baking for my kid’s school parties. What fun I had. Cricket

    Comment by Genuine Gem — November 1, 2008 @ 8:19 pm | Reply

  4. I wrote about the pitter patter of little feet.
    Great prompts as always!

    ~~Selma your story brought back so many memories of my “babies” who are now in their mid 30’s. Chubby little hands and chubby little feet – is there anything more precious? Cricket

    Comment by Selma — November 2, 2008 @ 3:40 pm | Reply

  5. I also wrote about pitter patter of little feet. In terms of me lacking the sound of it and why.

    ~~How I felt your pain and sorrow. Losing a baby is a pain that can not be described, it is just so unnatural. Don’t give up, God has a way of sending miracles when you least expect it. Cricket

    Comment by mahoganydymond — November 2, 2008 @ 5:04 pm | Reply

  6. Here is mine:

    ~~ Hi Brandy, I had my children when I was young and sometimes I think it was easier not knowing I didn’t know anything about raising a child – we grew up together. Cricket

    Comment by Brandy — November 3, 2008 @ 1:55 am | Reply

  7. Here’s mine, it’s about facing up to life’s responsibilities in my 30s:-

    Comment by Inspiration Alley — November 20, 2008 @ 2:59 am | Reply

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