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Day 9 of the March SOLSC! #sol14

WRITE. Every day in March write a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE. Link your post in the comments on each daily call for slice of life stories here at TWT. GIVE. Comment on at least three other slice of life stories/blogs.
WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog.
SHARE a link to your post in the comments section.
GIVE comments to at least three other SOLSC bloggers.

One week down in our month-long challenge! The commenting challenge continues today.  Please check out Dana’s post for more information!


  • Please use the SAME email/username information on all of your March comments.
  • In order to be in the running for a prize at the end of the month, you must leave the link to your slice of life story by 11:59 p.m. EDT.
    • Reminder: Eastern Daylight Time begins today. Posts will need to be linked by 11:59 p.m. EDT starting this Sunday.
    • Please play fair and leave only one link each day.
  • Include the permalink (aka: unique URL) to your post when you leave a comment. Click here and scroll to the “New to Slicing” section of the blog post where you’ll find two visuals that illustrate an example and a non-example of a permalink.
  • Please use #sol14 on tweets about Slice of Life Story Challenge.
  • Questions? Contact one of our concierges:
    • A – M last names: LeAnn Carpenter (aka: Elsie) – leannecarpenter[at]sbcglobal[dot]net.
    • N– Z last names: Amanda Villagomez (aka: Mrs. V.) – amandavillagomez[at]gmail[dot]com.


I became acquainted with Dana Murphy (@dmurph143) during the Slice of Life Story Challenge last year. I enjoyed reading Dana’s writing since she often wrote about her daughters who are around my daughter’s age. I really got to know Dana once she came aboard as a co-author of Two Writing Teachers this past fall.

If you’ve read Dana’s writing, then I’m sure you know, like I do, that she’s a very talented writer. Many of Dana’s pieces could be featured in this section, but I want to share just one of them here today. She crafted a slice of life, “When the Tooth Fairy Came,” about the day her daughter Maddie lost a tooth. It was a tooth that was expected to fall out for awhile and, unfortunately, Dana missed it since Maddie’s tooth fell out at day care. There is a sense of regret Dana carries throughout this piece by artfully weaving a line through it again and again. Her use of repetition is exquisite. I hope you’ll read “When the Tooth Fairy Came” today. I hope it inspires you to try out some repetition in your slice of life story today.


Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

239 thoughts on “Day 9 of the March SOLSC! #sol14 Leave a comment

    • I am so envious of the relationships you are able to build with your students. Thanks for sharing in your writing! It gives me hope with my students!


    • Tammy, you are right, the people in our communities are forgiving, but we are the ones that miss out if we don’t do what we promised ourselves…I love that!


  1. Happy Sunday, everyone! I am getting into the groove of writing daily. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my writing attempts.
    Since last week, I’ve also learned quite a lot from the various writing styles of my fellow bloggers. Yesterday I peeped in on a few classroom slices, and was really impressed. Even the little ones are writing! Keep it up, everyone!


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