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Day 18 of the March SOLSC! #sol14

"Kvell." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. . (Click on the image to enlarge.)
“Kvell.” Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. <;. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

Despite the hand, wrist, and shoulder pain that’s been plaguing me for the past month, I set a goal for myself. I wanted to comment on every Slicer’s post by the 10th of March. Due to the pain, I couldn’t spend as long as I wanted at the computer. The 10th became the 15th, which eventually became the 17th.  I met my goal as of yesterday at 4:00 p.m.* (Seven days late, but other than me, who’s counting?)

During my final push to meet my goal this weekend, I’ve been amazed by the writers in this community.  We’re from all corners of the Earth, living very different lives despite the fact most of us work in education. Some write in poetry, some write in prose, and some use technology to tell their stories.  Some write about school while some write about home.  Some are unmarried, some are newlyweds, some are married, and some are single again (some by choice and some by loss).  Some of us have young ones at home, some are about to send kids off to college, while some are empty-nesters.  Some are adults who are close with their parents, some are caring for their parents while some are mourning the loss of their parents.  Regardless of where you live, what you write about, and who you are, I’m glad you’ve chosen to be a part of this community of writers who come together to share stories.

I’ve been kvelling (see definition on the right) about our community for the past few days. Not only am I bursting with pride about the robust writing, but I am delighted by how many people are leaving comments for each other.  One of the most delightful sights is the amount of comments I’ve seen on many new Slicer blogs.  What a fantastic way to make sure everyone knows their voice is welcomed in our writing community.  

* = If you’re saying, “she hasn’t commented on my blog,” please know I comment using one of three names: raisealithuman, Stacey, or Stacey Shubitz.  If I missed your blog, it’s because I don’t have your blog information in our participant database. If you never filled it out your information in our Google Form, please click here to do so now. Once you do that, please drop me a line at stacey{at}staceyshubitz{dot}com. Thanks!
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.
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.


Betsy Hubbard (@Betsy_writes) is one of those people who can turn something unpleasant  into something beautiful. How does she do it? With her words, of course!

A Sleepless Night Poem” is laden with vivid images that made me identify with the experience. It inspired me to write some poems of my own, though I’m not sure I made my world come alive in the same ways Betsy did. I hope this poem, and others she has written, inspire you to craft a poetic slice sometime this week.


  • 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.
    • Please leave only one link daily.
  • Include the permalink to your post when you leave a comment.
  • 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.


Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

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  1. I learned tonight that, while I read okay on an iPhone, I cannot write worth a pigs ear. My personal computer was stolen from my home today so I’ll rejoin the Slicers tomorrow on my school laptop.


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