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Welcome to the fifth day of the 14th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!


  • Are you a late night Slicer? As you may have noticed, our call for slices each day closes at midnight Eastern Standard Time. If you’re posting after midnight, then please go to the following day’s call for slice of life stories?


Ona Feinberg has been participating in the SOLSC for a few years. Recently, she made time to write about all of the things she could’ve been doing instead of writing when she found herself getting stuck. If you’re looking for a way to get un-stuck — today or any day during this month — then I encourage you to read Ona’s post, “A Slice of an Award, Please.”


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 week of the challenge. We’ll respond to all emails as soon as possible.

  • If your last name begins with the letters A – F, please email questions to Amy Ellerman at ellermanamy[at]
  • If your last name begins with the letters G – L, please email questions to Betsy Hubbard at betsymhubbard[at] 
  • If your last name begins with the letters M – Q, please email questions to Beth Moore at beth[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 Stacey Shubitz at stacey[at]

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

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).

271 thoughts on “DAY 5 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL21 Leave a comment

  1. De-Stressing Is a Must! Moving is rated as the 3rd of the top five most stressful life events. Yikes! ://


  2. I’d like to believe that every writer has an influence that is perhaps, more significant than the rest. In many instances, that impact is embodied in an individual. Whether inspiration, modeling or serving as a confluence of that which richly shaped them in their earliest years, who best fits this description for writers all over the world?

    When I consider the development of my affection and affinity for the written word, I am quickly reminded that my confidence comes from the one woman whom I’ve revered more than any I’ve ever met – my greatest encourager, my finest model, or quite simply, in this poem: My Queen. Without her indelible imprint, I would never have so greatly appreciated the gift of pen and paper, and so I write today’s post in her honor.


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