Slice of Life Story Challenge

Day 31 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.

I sang The End” by the Beatles every time I thought about what I wanted to write today. “The End” was the last song on the last album the Beatles ever recorded together.  

This is the last time this exact group of writers will gather together to share slice of life stories. Tomorrow we’ll go back to our weekly Tuesday Challenge. The group probably will be smaller.  And next March, when we host the 8th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge, it is my hope we’ll add new members to our tribe of writers. Therefore, this is our last hurrah together.

I’ve loved sharing the past month with you. Thank you for being part of this community. To that end, thank you for trusting the members of this writing community with your stories. Also, thanks for being a supportive audience for each other.  I hope you’ll be back on Tuesdays year-round to continue the writing habit you’ve created this month by sharing a slice of your life with the rest of the Slicer Community.

Take a listen to “The End” while you read through the rest of this post: 


Once again, I’m sharing slices from two people today both of which deal with frustrating situations.

  1. Katy Collins (@misscollins606) crafted “This Moment Brought to You Because of Winn Dixie” after a vacation mishap with one of those automated self-checkout machines.
  2. Carol Wilcox (@carwilc) wrote “More parenting from afar. A dog?!!!???” after having an aggravating phone call with her college-age son where they just couldn’t see eye-to-eye on a situation.


  • Since we have more people who Sliced daily prizes, it’s important to cross-check our records. Robin Sheldon has served as our Giveaway Guru this month. Therefore, please make her job easier as she cross-checks her list of daily slicers by leaving the following information IN ADDITION TO the permalink to your post today:
    • The name/username you used this month, your blog’s URL, the state or country in which you live, the number of days you sliced and linked by 11:59 p.m. EDT. If you started between March 2nd – 7th, please make note of that too.
      • Here’s an example of what this should look like:

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  • Post your permalink to your slice of life story and the information requested above by 11:59 p.m. EDT today.
  • Use #sol14 for 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.


202 thoughts on “Day 31 of the March SOLSC! #sol14

  1. Oops…sorry for the second comment.
    Geographic Location Atlanta, GA
    I sliced and linked by 11:59 for 28 days.
    I turned into a pumpkin on 3 days (I think this is an improvement over my past two years).
    Next year, by golly, I’m gonna make that deadline!


  2. Woohoo—we’re through! We made it! Hey, if you have a forlorn post from any day this month that needs some love and attention and comments, post a comment in my blog from today. I’d love to read your favorite post. Today’s post is about how we should put our focus not on what we do but on the way we do the stuff we do.


  3. Like many I’m sure, today is a reflection on this month’s challenge. Thank you to everyone involved from the organizers, to my fellow bloggers, to all the commenters. I appreciate this opportunity to grow and learn alongside so much talent.

    Username for SOLSC14: nf
    My blog URL:
    Geographic Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
    I sliced and linked by 11:59 (EST) for 30 days, one slice was a few minutes short EST time.


  4. I survived the Slice of Life challenge and am so much better for it!

    Username for SOLSC: Colleen
    My blog URL:
    Geographic Location: Missouri (USA)
    I sliced and linked by 11:59 EDT for 29 days.

    I started on the first but I’m not sure if I got it published correctly. I had difficulty figuring all of the technology out the first few days!


  5. thank you all!!! This was such a great experience!! I loved slicing for the first time and I will continue to slice on Tuesdays, that should leave more time for laundry and grocery shopping 🙂
    My Last Post of the Month: inspired by about 10 minutes of today

    username: AmyBoyden, Boydenamy
    Massachusetts, USA
    I sliced for 31 days and posted before 11:59pm


    1. Oh forgot the second part!
      Name: Kathleen
      Location: MA (USA)
      Site: “gillis and her big mouth”
      I wrote all 31 days, had technical problems while traveling so 1 or 2 links didn’t work on this page and commenting was tough for awhile on my mobile devices.


  6. What a tremendous writing experience this has been for me! Thank you, SOL Writers, for your stories and your stamina. Here’s my post about my writing stamina that I didn’t realize I had and my Kindergarteners’ writing stamina:

    Username for SOLSC14: lisamaples
    My blog URL:
    Geographic Location: North Carolina (USA)
    I sliced and linked by 11:59 p.m. (EST) for 31 days


  7. Long day and long drive home – I posted and didn’t read directions – you know the students who are like this – Sorry
    Username for SOLSC #14: gardenlearning
    My Blog URL:
    Geographic Location: Mpls., Minnesota, USA
    I sliced and LInking by 11:59 (EST) for 31 days 🙂

    Todays link is The Value of Writing Daily – already posted


  8. Today I share writing from another time in my life. I love words and I love capturing a moment, but boy it sure takes revision, reflection, and more revision. I recently read in Roger Rosenblatt’s Unless It Moves the Human Heart about an author that had written 150 pages of his/her novel and realized they were telling the story from the wrong point of view AND THREW OUT WHAT THEY HAD WRITTEN TO THAT POINT! Maybe I should do that, but I can’t bear to- so I am sharing it with you. Thanks for a great month.


  9. Oops! I didn’t read everything. sorry.
    Username: arjeha
    My blog url:
    Location: Pennsylvania (USA)
    I sliced and posted by 11:59 (EST) for 31 days


  10. My final adieu. I was pushed way past my comfort zone, however all was worth the challenge. Whether my writing will continue via blogging is yet to be determined. Thank you all so much for the opportunity and the support.

    Username for SOLSC 14: smpeters
    My blog URL:
    Geographic Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    I think I linked by midnight (time difference was a bit of a challenge): 25/31 Slices


  11. Thanks to all for a great month of interesting, funny, sad, touching…blogs posts. I feel like a made a number of new blog friends. For all of you who put this together each year…THANKS! My rant from yesterday was short lived and so today my post is what I intended yesterday’s to be….

    Username for SOLSC14: jhaworthoy
    My blog URL:
    Geographic Location: Ohio
    I sliced and linked by 11:59 pm (EST) for 31 days


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