8-Minute Memoir

Day 102: Packing

Day 102: packing. Write about packing. What do you always take with you? Your pillow? A special blanket? A novel? How long does it take you to prepare? One day? Five minutes? What did you leave behind on accident? One time my husband forgot…

April 7, 2017
Kids! 8-Minute Memoir

Kids! Day 10: Your favorite song to sing

Kids! Day 10: Your favorite song to sing. Write about a song you love to sing. When I was a kid there were many–“Tomorrow” from Annie, “Under the Sea” from the Little Mermaid, “I think we’re alone Now” by Tiffany, “Circle in the Sand”…

April 6, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 101: Living at risk

Day 101: Living at risk. Write about a time you jumped off a cliff and built your wings on the way down. Maybe it was trying a new job or starting a new relationship. Maybe it was going to Africa or running a 5k…

April 5, 2017
Kids! 8-Minute Memoir

Kids! Day 9: A desolate road

Kids! Day 9: A desolate road. Where do you think this road leads? Who is on this journey? Are they traveling by foot? Car? Horse? Bike? Go-kart? Dragon? Are they alone? Being followed? Going home? Write about this road for 8 minutes. Drawings welcome.…

April 4, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 100:! Shoes

Day 100:! Shoes. Write about three places your shoes have walked this past year. Write fast. Whatever comes to your head. Write about walking to the top of mountains or walking to take out the garbage. Write about walking on airplanes or walking to…

April 2, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 99: Mail

Day 99: Mail. Write about the mail. Good mail. Bad mail. In between mail. 8 minutes #8minutememoir A post shared by Ann Dee Ellis (@anndeecandy) on Mar 31, 2017 at 8:39am PDT…

March 31, 2017
Kids! 8-Minute Memoir

Kids! Day 8: Scared

Kids! Day 8: Scared. Write about a time you were scared. Maybe you got lost. Maybe you saw something strange. Maybe your family car broke down on a desolate road. Or maybe your brother likes to jump out at you when you’re not expecting…

March 30, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 98: Things you do that annoy people

Day 98: Things you do that annoy people. Write about annoying things you do. Maybe some of your habits annoy all people. Maybe just some people. I am messy. This used to annoy my mom but now it mostly annoys me but I can’t…

March 29, 2017
Kids! 8-Minute Memoir

Kids! Day 7: Recess and/or parks

Kids! Day 7: Recess and/or parks. Write about what you like to do at recess. Play on the jungle gym? Swings? Bars? Play soccer? Football? Kickball? Four square? Hopscotch? Walk around? Sit on the grass? Read? Do you switch everyday? Stay with the same…

March 28, 2017
8-Minute Memoir

Day 97: Things you save

Day 97: Things you save. Write about things you save. Receipts, ticket stubs, awards. Drawings, trinkets, Cabbage Patch dolls. Maybe you save everything. Maybe you save nothing. Maybe you grew up in a house spilling with things or maybe it was a house with…

March 27, 2017