The 2018 August Write Away Challenge
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- Day 1 – What book did you read over and over again as a child?
- Day 2 – Some of the things that make me happy are…
- Day 3 – Name three things you’d do if you weren’t so afraid.
- Day 4 – How easy is it for you to forgive those who have caused you pain?
- Day 5 – What are your best character traits?
- Day 6 – What grand adventure do you wish you could go on?
- Day 7 – Dear past me…
- Day 8 – If you could meet any fictional character, who would it be?
- Day 9 – Your favorite movies.
- Day 10 – Did you ever run away from home?
- Day 11 – How do you indulge yourself? Do you need to indulge yourself more often?
- Day 12 – As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
- Day 13 – What would you do if money was no object?
- Day 14 – What one thing caught you off guard this week?
- Day 15 – The most terrifying moment of my life was…
- Day 16 – Do you have a plan? Do you need a plan? Have you had a plan fall spectacularly to pieces?
- Day 17 – What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
- Day 18 – How do you think others see you when they meet you for the first time?
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- The prompt is to use or ignore as you wish;
- Absolutely any form of the written word is allowed;
- All participation will be on the honor system, though sharing is strongly encouraged;
- Participants will be asked to let me know each week that they’ve written daily;
- Those who do write daily for the week will have their name entered into a drawing at the end of the month for a $25 Amazon Gift Card;
- Any blogger who participates and writes every day for the month will receive a badge for your blog.
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Sun, Aug. 19 – What is your most vivid memory of the kitchen from your childhood?
I have many fond memories of the kitchen from my childhood: Momma Heidi’s Hot Cocoa Mix, decorating Christmas cut-out cookies (by the bucketload), swiss steak suppers, German Chocolate birthday cake, the held-together-by-a-rubberband Betty Crocker cookbook my parents received as a wedding gift from Aunt Millie, the big yellow sugar container… I could go on and on. I probably remember more about our kitchen than anything else from my childhood home.
But if you want to know my most vivid memory of the kitchen, it is a round ceramic wall hanging that my mother has had for as long as I can remember. It is brown with scalloped edges, with small figures and images surrounding a beautiful poem. It was titled, My Kitchen Prayer.
I can still recite the prayer from memory, and it still hangs in my mother’s kitchen. I don’t know why such a small thing made such an impact on me, but it did. Maybe it’s because the prayer was so evident in all my mother’s actions, in and out of the kitchen, that it became to me a symbol less of the kitchen and more of the woman.
From the shores of Wicket Lake,