Category Archives: 52 Snapshots

#52snapshots 2022 | Week 20 — What You Saw

This week’s snapshot prompt asks us to write about what we saw that we cannot unsee. I wrote about the time when my son was six, already diagnosed with ADHD, and we attended a Cub Scout picnic in the nearby … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 19, What You Hang Onto

Week 19 asks about what we hung onto in our past and what we hang onto now. An immediate image emerged in my mind’s eye: a teddy bear pin with googly eyes that a neighbor gave me for my fifth … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 18, What Future Did You Imagine for Yourself?

The prompt for Week 18 involves writing about what you really loved with two options. Option 1: Think about the objects and information you amassed as a child and make a list of your obsessions, interests, and hobbies. Write about … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 17, We’re All Survivors of Something

This week requires making a list of what we’ve survived and to write about one of them. I couldn’t really get beyond what I’ve survived. My list ranges from the physical–scarlet fever, bacterial meningitis, cancer, and badly-behaving parathyroid glands and … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 16, What Makes the Heart Race

As Sonja Livingston’s Week 16 prompts asks us to make a list of what made our hearts race when we were younger, two things came to mind: tests and boys. I chose to write about tests and their three phases: … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 10, Time Travel Redux

Week10’s #52snapshots prompt requires making a list of moments in the past when you didn’t get to say what you needed to say either because the timing or setting was wrong or because it was too scary. My list included … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 9, Time Travel

Week 9’s #52snapshots prompt requires making a list of moments in time you’d like to return to, even if they weren’t moments that actually involved you. Then choose a moment from the list and write about it in present tense. … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 8, First Memories in Present Tense

Week 8’s #52snapshots prompt called for writing about a first memory in the present tense. I don’t know which of several memories might be my actual first. I do know that each involved my identical twin sister. One was about … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 7, Stepping Stones

Week 7’s #52snapshots prompt required making a list of important milestones in your life that bring you to the you of today and then to write about one of them. My list included decisions to pursue additional degrees, to divorce … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 6, Shame and the Kung-Fu Lunchbox

Week 6’s #52snapshots prompt required making a list of objects that brought you shame as a kid, liking having a Kung-Fu lunchbox that immediately told your classmates you lived in poverty. I admit I had a tough time making a … Continue reading

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