Category Archives: #52snapshots

#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–Weeks 51-52

This is the final week of my year-long exploration into #52snapshots. In the 52 weeks of 2021, I’ve written 23 essays, sent out nine, and saw the publication of three. I have much revision to do in 2022. Because these … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 49-50

I’m exploring sibling relationships in some new poetry writing. I came across this interview with poet Emma Hines in Ploughshares. But I also began to write a new piece about my father’s grocery store and what that meant to me. … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 48

In an Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) generative writing session last week, I wrote about my childhood dream of becoming a fashion designer, catalyzed by “Bunny” comics, featuring Bunny Ball, international fashion model and by a supermarket novel about Barbie … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 47

For the rest of this calendar year, I’m pretty much putting #52snapshots aside to work on my dissertation. I’m still, though, jotting down notes into Evernote, reading memoir and about memoir, and engaging with other memoirists. I just won’t be … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 46

During the last week, one more rejection came in for my paternal grandfather essay. I haven’t sent it out widely, and that’s a good thing, because revision is certainly necessary. Memoirist and Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA instructor Sue … Continue reading

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