Category Archives: Narratives

8-Minute Memoir Day 10

Today’s prompt from Ann Dee Ellis’s 8-Minute Memoir: “Messes.Big messes. Small messes. Emotional messes. Physical messes. Spiritual messes. Relationship messes. Scheduling messes. Take your messy pick. 8 minutes. Let it be messy.” Day 10: Messes This is about the biggest … Continue reading

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8-Minute Memoir: Day 9

Today’s 8-Minute Memoir prompt from Ann Dee Ellis: “Write about being 8 years old. Do you remember? Where did you live? Who were your friends? What did you do? What were you siblings like? What did your mom do? What did … Continue reading

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8-Minute Memoir: The Real Day 8

The prompt for today’s 8-Minute Memoir via Ann Dee Ellis: “Day 8: Birthdays. 8 minutes. So easy.” It was so not easy. The real Day 8: Birthdays My writing advisees often get a sticky note with with words “Don’t duck” … Continue reading

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8-Minute Memoir: Day 8

The prompt for today’s 8-Minute Memoir via Ann Dee Ellis: “Day 8: Birthdays. 8 minutes. So easy.” Day 8: Birthdays For my 16th birthday, I got a subscription to sports illustrated. Before the Internet, it was the magazine for sports … Continue reading

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8-Minute Memoir Day 7

Directions for today’s Ann Dee Ellis’ 8-Minute Memoir: “Write about something you need to finish. Or many things you need to finish. What’s holding you back? What do you do instead? Or perhaps write about something you did finish and you’re … Continue reading

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