I belong to several Facebook writing communities, and I got this idea from Leigh Anne Eck. She is hosting a slicer party and to be invited you need to bring your “identification.” Leigh Anne used “Depending on When you Met Me” by Devon Gundry, Soul Pancake as her mentor text; I used Leigh Anne’s post as mine.
Depending on when you met me, I might have been:
- a shy elementary student with a lisp who didn’t make the cheerleading squad
- a Girl Scout who was a member of a competitive distance and slalom racing canoe team named Boone’s Bunnies
- a high school bass player playing on the stage of the Academy of Music with the Philadelphia All-City Orchestra
- a Burger King employee in an ugly orange uniform and smelling like fries
- a young bride who married her high school sweetheart right after college and started a family a little over a year later
- a music teacher who produced all-school musicals on a shoestring budget for 23 years
- an ELA teacher who shares her birthday witih The National Day on Writing
- a Nona to the most adorable four grandchildren
I love this format and may continue on my list in my notebook. Thanks Leigh Anne for the inspiration.
I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge for the month of March. I will be posting every day this month. It is sponsored by twowritingteachers.org. #SOL21