Story Challenge Day 26: Happy Accident?

It all started at 5:45 am, when my Fitbit buzzed me awake. It was the first of two alarms I set so I’d be sure to get up to bring my mom to the airport. For the record, I’m not a person who snoozes alarms, but I am a person who gets anxious about thingsContinue reading “Story Challenge Day 26: Happy Accident?”

Story Challenge Day 25: Still Beaming

Zoom-tethered,across themiles gathered,a group of writers –we found one anotherI finally came to seevoices behind the author’s voicethe people who make words that make meremember how good it is to connect What fun I had yesterday at the Slicer Meet-Up! I had a great time chatting with some amazing fellow writers. Go swing by andContinue reading “Story Challenge Day 25: Still Beaming”

Story Challenge Day 23: Midnight Lyrics

Last night I woke up and song lyrics came into my mind: I hear the drizzle of the rainLike a memory it fallsSoft and warm, continuing,Tapping on my roof and walls “Kathy’s Song.” Simon and Garfunkel. It was, for a time, my very favorite song. I taught myself to play it on guitar. And fromContinue reading “Story Challenge Day 23: Midnight Lyrics”

Story Challenge Day 22: Ray of Sunshine

Technically, spring has started. Technically, it’s spring break. And with the rain falling outside, and me not going anywhere today except for a Zoom meeting and an appointment to replace my son’s driver’s license, you could say I’m expecting today to be kind of like the weather: meh. Still, there is something that’s bringing meContinue reading “Story Challenge Day 22: Ray of Sunshine”

Story Challenge Day 21: You Asked For It…

…you got it! I had some folks mention yesterday that boy, it might be cool to see a story I’ve told. Well…after digging around, I found a video of one! There are others I’m trying to dig up (especially The Great Banana Fight of 1978), but this one below is a favorite. I made thisContinue reading “Story Challenge Day 21: You Asked For It…”

Story Challenge Day 20: World Storytelling Day

Yes! Yes! You read that right! Today is World Storytelling Day. Some of you folks from online know me as a writer. The folks who know me in real life know me as a storyteller. I’ve been a storyteller ever since I was three, putting on puppet shows for myself with my gloves. I’ve beenContinue reading “Story Challenge Day 20: World Storytelling Day”

Story Challenge Day 18: A Nod to William Carlos Williams

So much depends upon Giggly fourth graders Writing new poems And finding their power simplicity. specificity. clarity. there are worse things to teach… Interested in learning more about the March Slice of Life Challenge, or wanting to read more great posts? Head over to the Two Writing Teachers site!

Story Challenge Day 17: Help Wanted

Thanks, Raivenne, for providing me with the inspiration for today’s blog post. (Maybe you should polish up that resume and put your name in the hat!) VACANCY: Personal Muse Position Type: Management Date Posted: March 17, 2022 Location: Inside my brain (hazard pay included) Date Available: Immediate Job Description: Lainie Levin is an aspiring writer,Continue reading “Story Challenge Day 17: Help Wanted”

Story Challenge Day 16: On Coffee Shops

Today, I was reading this blog post about coffee shops, and how at one point they were hubs for philosophical conversation and debate. Which got me thinking (which sometimes gets me into trouble, but that’s the fuel for a whole other post). What if I were just sitting in a coffee shop, minding my ownContinue reading “Story Challenge Day 16: On Coffee Shops”