8-Minute Memoir

Day 31: Mourning

Day 31: Mourning. Write about mourning with those who mourn. 8 minutes. #8minutememoir A photo posted by Ann Dee Ellis (@anndeecandy) on Oct 26, 2016 at 4:34am PDT…

October 26, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

8 minute memoir night

8 minute memoir night. I think it's about time we gathered and read some things and ate some things. Maybe early to mid-november. Maybe early to mid-week night. You have to have written at least one 8 minute memoir (plenty of time to do…

October 24, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 30: Road Trip

Day 30: Road Trip. Pick one. Write the good, the bad, and the beautiful. 8 minutes. #8minutememoir A photo posted by Ann Dee Ellis (@anndeecandy) on Oct 24, 2016 at 4:22am PDT…

October 24, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 29: Birth Order

Day 29: birth order. Are you the oldest? The youngest? In the middle? The only child? Does that mean you were spoiled? Had to do all the work? Felt neglected? Or none of the above? Write about your birth order and your family dynamics.…

October 22, 2016
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Day 28: indulge

Day 28: indulge. This girl insisted on carrying around a block of cheese. Usually I frown on giving people blocks of cheese but yesterday I decided to give in and let the girl have her heart's desire. What do you occasionally indulge in? A…

October 19, 2016
8-Minute Memoir

Day 27: Grandparents

Day 27: Grandparents. 8 minutes. Everything you can think of. My grandparents died before I was born but I’ve heard story after story about them and my parents were grandparents when I was three years old and some of my siblings are grandparents and…

October 17, 2016
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Day 26: Daily Tasks

Day 26: Daily Tasks. Write about things you do every day. Or every week. Tasks you hate (see laundry), tasks you don’t mind, tasks you love. I have a neighbor who is out working in his yard every day–weeding, watering, mowing. And he seems…

October 14, 2016
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Day 25: Outside

Day 25: outside. When I was a kid, we had bushes similar to these growing in our front yard. We used pick the berries and squish them all over our arms and legs and then pretend we were bleeding. “I’ve been attacked by a…

October 12, 2016
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Day 24: Retreat

Day 24: Retreat. Write about the place you go to be alone when things get rough. Or maybe sometimes when they get good. The place you feel safe. Maybe it’s your bed with your grandma’s afghan. Maybe it’s the woods by the river. Maybe…

October 10, 2016
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Day 23: Suffering

Day 23: Suffering. Write about a time when you knew you were going to go through pain, you knew you’d suffer, but you went ahead anyway. Write fast. Don’t stop. 8 minutes. #8minutememoir A photo posted by Ann Dee Ellis (@anndeecandy) on Oct 6,…

October 7, 2016