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#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 15, Differentiation

Week 15 asks what we did as kids to define our own identities. How did we differentiate ourselves? I had more work to do in this area. Not only did I need to forge my own identity among my peers, … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 14, Excuses

Week 14 requests a list of excuses made as a kid and then on to and through adulthood. We could write about one of these excuses or write about them all. As I drafted my list, I thought about the … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 13, Why Me?

The Week 13 prompt asks Why Me? What experience as a kid put this question in my mind and mouth. At what point did I think the world unfair to me personally? I first started writing about my 2014 cancer … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 12, This I Used to Believe

This week’s prompt was tough: to write about something I believed in with my whole heart and then write about when that belief changed. I couldn’t think of anything I believed in that way. The prompt suggested three beliefs as … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 11, Still Feeling Guilty

Week11’s #52snapshots prompt asks for a list of what you still feel guilty about, and then choose one to write about. My list included unfriending someone from Facebook. Several years later, I learned from Facebook that she had died. I … Continue reading

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