Slice of Life Story Challenge


Welcome to Day 7 of the 9th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!  

If you’re participating in the individual Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you share your writing.  If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, please head over to the Classroom Challenge.


Don’t forget to send a photo of your ideal writing space to Bonnie K. at blkdrama[at] by March 13th.  Include a short caption with your photo.  She will be compiling all of our photos into a video montage.


  • BE INSPIRED.Jennifer Laffin wrote this poem about all the different moments in her son’s life.  Already? will touch your heart and might inspire you to capture some moments in poetic form.  Give it a try!
  • Click here if you need topic ideas.
  • Finally, here’s a visual definition of a slice of life story:

Are you wondering what a slice of life story is? Click on this image to enlarge & to learn more.


Day 7



Please use the SAME email/username information on all of your March comments.


Prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the month-long Slice of Life Story Challenge.  You’ll be eligible for a prize if:

1.     You filled out the participant data form.

2.     You comment ONLY ONCE on the daily call for Slice of Life stories (3/1 – 3/31/16).

3.     You sign a Slice of Life Story Challenge Participation Pledge on April 1st.  (We’ll post the pledge and will ask you to “sign.” You’ll sign by leaving a comment certifying you wrote and linked daily, as well as commented on at least three other Slicers’ writing daily.)

  • 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. EST to be eligible for prizes.
    • Only links left before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time will count when you’re signing-off on the participation pledge on April 1st.
  • The call for slices goes up at midnight EST. Everyone has the same 24-hour window to post, regardless of the time zone in which they live.
  • Please play fair and leave only one link each day.

Social Media:

  • We are using #sol16 on tweets about Slice of Life Story Challenge.
    • NOTE: You must leave a link to your slice of life post on the daily calls for slice of life stories here at Two Writing Teachers to be eligible for a prize.


  • Should you have questions about getting started with this Challenge, please contact:
      • If your last name begins with the letters A – G, please email questions to Beth, beth{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters H – M, please email questions to Betsy, betsymhubbard{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters N – S, please email questions to Dana, danamurphy143{at}
      • If your last name begins with the letters T – Z, please email questions to Stacey, stacey{at}


300 thoughts on “DAY 7 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL16

  1. I’m posting these on Day 7 because I wrote them on my iPad on Day 7, and then I had major tech problems getting them from iPad onto laptop so I could more easily post them to blog and here. So you’ll be reading Catching Up, II and III, on Tuesday, but time references are all from Monday. What a day, what a weekend.
    (and probably no one will even see them, since it’s now really Day 8. Sigh…)


    1. My heart just melted a little bit. My brothers are my dearest and truest friends and I, too, at one point in time wanted to return them to the hospital.

      I’m unable to post to your blog, so I hope you don’t mind my posting here.


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