Year Three

Slice of Life2

I am participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thanks to the co-authors of              Two Writing Teachers for creating this  supportive community.

Today marks the beginning of the March Slice of Life Story Challenge and my third year of participating. I began gearing up for it last week by rereading old entries, compiling suggestions and ideas from other slicers, and jotting down a few “aha, I could write about…” thoughts of my own. I decided to reflect on what this challenge has meant to me by creating an acrostic poem for my first entry. I began by listing as many words and phrases as I could about the experiences I had as a participant over the last two years. Then I started combining the ideas into more coherent thoughts, rearranging the words until they made sense and still fit into the structure of the acrostic. This is what I came up with:


Searching through the everyday routines of

Life with wide-awake eyes;

Involved in a

Community of writers who offer support and

Encouragement as I try out new


Organizational structures and

Find out more about myself.


Learning about each other

In humorous and touching ways and moving

Forward as a writer – what I have come to

Expect from the March Slice of Life Story Challenge.


I look forward once again to being a part of this wonderful community of writers!


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10 Responses to Year Three

  1. lynnedorfman says:

    Love this acrostic, Rosie! What a great way to find words for this poem, and what a great way to begin the 31-day challenge! A perfect ending for this poem! I look forward to reading your pieces every day. Something I have to do more of this time – searching through the everyday routines instead of always writing about the past. Thank you for a lovely beginning.

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  2. SO true! As much as I enjoy and learn from other writers, it is always good to find out more about myself, too.

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  3. elsie says:

    Perfect description of this month of writing. So glad you are back for the third year.


  4. arjeha says:

    Glad you are back, Rose. Your poem is a perfect description of SOL.

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  5. paulabourque says:

    EXCELLENT poem to start us off, Rose! You nailed it. Looking forward to a month of reading and writing with slicers like you!!

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  6. Oh… I am second guessing my decision. It has been so emotional reading posts today — I do so love this community. Maybe I need to do it…..


  7. dianeandlynne says:

    Great acrostic, Rose. Your poem is a testament to the community of writers SOL generates. I love participating with you.

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  8. Love your poem, Rose! A great way to sum up SOL! I’m excited for another SOL challenge!

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