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Writing Prompt: Favorite Childhood Memory (Short story)

I have been honored again with a Featured Post badge from The Community Storyboard for my response to this past week’s writing prompt, Childhood Memories. Many, many thanks to the CSB editor, Sarah M. Cradit, who presented the prompt and then selected my story. This story also happens to be an excerpt from my work-in-progress for NaNoWriMo 2013. Two things make this Featured Post selection particularly special: (1) the prompt was set up after I had returned from visiting my family home in upstate New York. Much like Melissa in the story, I would argue that I have few if any happy childhood memories. Yet, on this trip, I learned that they are there if I just make an effort to remember them. (2) I’m into Week 2 of NaNoWriMo so my confidence as a writer is starting to get shaky. I still have at least 30K words to go and I am definitely writing tribble. Except, perhaps, for this one story 🙂

So, make this Featured Post even more special to me by going to The Community Storyboard and reading all the other really wonderful stories, poems, and essays there.  The CSB is a true treasure trove.

Categories: Blogging

Marie A Bailey

Writer, blogger, knitter, cat lover, and introvert.

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  1. I read the story over at Community Story Board, and I just have to say, DO NOT be discouraged in Week 2 of NaNoWriMo! You have the bones of a fantastic novel, Marie, so don’t let your inner critic/editor take over–just keep writing!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Candace. I guess the Week 2 blahs are fairly common, judging by the pep talks coming out of NaNo-land. I’ll take your advice and sit on my inner critic 🙂

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