Welcome to Day 14 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.


Many of you subscribe to Two Writing Teachers blog so that you receive the daily call for Slice of Life Stories (and our other content year round) straight to your inbox.  Over the last week, we have received emails from various Slicers stating that you did not receive the daily email.  We are not sure why this is happening, and we believe it may be a glitch within WordPress.  However, please know that the call for classroom Slices goes live every night at midnight, and the call for the individual challenge goes live at 12:01 AM.  Even if you do not receive the email, you can always head over to Two Writing Teachers to find the daily call.

In happier news, I am pleased to announce our first-ever Slicer baby arrival!  On March 11th, blogger shaggerspicchu gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Marlowe.  Her friend and fellow Slicer, Jennifer Kesler, blogged about here (with pictures).  We can’t wait to have you back next year, shauggerspicchu.  Enjoy these precious first few weeks with Marlowe. Congratulations from all us in this writing community.


  • BE INSPIRED.Check out this post from my friend and fellow Slicer, kmscheirer0624.  Count down from ten by naming the simple pleasures in your life.  
  • 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.






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 fill out the participant data form, which went live on February 21st.

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}


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