Can I Take Your Order, Please?

The RemembeRed memoir assignment this week,  from Write on Edge, asked us to write a memoir post that focused on pivotal conversations. The goal was to focus on body language, word choices, and the pauses between the words to create meaningful, powerful dialogue.Word limit is 300.  I tucked weathered candy wrappers back into a gap … Continue reading Can I Take Your Order, Please?

Run. Run. As fast as you can

Stephen King said, “The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” The RemembeRed memoir assignment this week,  from Write on Edge, asked us to write a memoir post inspired by that statement – in 300 words or less. The energy of the crowd surrounded me. I tried … Continue reading Run. Run. As fast as you can

My Bed-Time Routine

The RemembeRed memoir assignment this week,  from Write on Edge, was provided by Galit. She asked us to conjure something. An object, a person, a feeling, a color, a season, whatever we wanted. The catch was that we weren't supposed to tell what it is, conjure it. In 100 words. Click, click. "You already locked … Continue reading My Bed-Time Routine

Bathroom Breaks and Mommy Hiding Places

The RemembeRed memoir assignment this week,  from Write on Edge, was a little different. This week we were asked, in 500 words or less, to describe the opening scene of a film. The film made from our best-selling memoir. What does the camera see? Who speaks the first lines of our story? Is there music? … Continue reading Bathroom Breaks and Mommy Hiding Places

Fresh Paint and Heartache

I can't smell fresh paint anymore. Three and a half years ago this room was transformed from builder's white to a calm, serene sea of green. She was only ten then, and this was her first "big girl" room, with no frilly flowers on the bedspread or baby pink curtains. We placed inspiration on the … Continue reading Fresh Paint and Heartache