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Welcome to the twenty-first day of the 13th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!

Prize Announcement

The winner of this stack of seventeen titles:

Sponsored by Kids Can Press is…


Susan M. Kennedy! Congratulations!
Tomorrow we will announce the Laugh Out Loud Prize and The Tear-Up But Love it Prize winners.


I’ve found myself finding it challenging not to write about the current situation we are all facing in my own slices. Slice of life writing is about our everyday moments every day. With the current crisis on our minds, it finds its way into our everyday stories as well. 
My inspiration for you on my final day of hosting the challenge this month is a poem from Naomi Shihab Nye about a time at Gate A-4. Although the story is about connection with others, something we cannot do physically right now, the story inspires me whenever I read it and always gives me hope for the future. Here is the link to the narrative poem, Gate A-4 by Naomi Shihab Nye. May it bring you hope and inspiration as we continue toward a goal of 31 days of writing together. 


Need to contact a co-author with a question? Please email us rather than leaving your question within your comment (below). Thank you, in advance, for your patience with us. We receive a high volume of emails during the first few days of the challenge. We will respond to all emails as soon as possible.

If you have questions about the individual challenge, you may contact one of these co-authors.

  • If your last name begins with the letters A-G, please email questions to Lanny Ball at lanny.ball[at]  
  • If your last name begins with the letters H-M, please email questions to Kelsey Corter at kelseymcorter[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters N-Q, please email questions to Betsy Hubbard at betsymhubbard[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters R-U, please email questions to Melanie Meehan at meehanmelanie[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters V-Z, please email questions to Beth Moore, beth[at]

Please note: We’re unable to respond to challenge-related questions via Facebook and Twitter.