I am once again taking part in the month-long Slice of Life Challenge with Two Writing Teachers (now, many hands on deck), and as usual, I am starting the month of March, as many do, wondering how in the world am I going to write a Slice each day?
I mean, I write every day.
But I’ve been mostly writing my poems and doing art/creative stuff with DS106 and skipping Saturdays and doing only photographs for Silent Sundays.
But … I remembered another project a long time back … Day in a Sentence … it, too, was a friendly challenge for teachers to write, but to do so by writing a summary of an entire day, in one single sentence.
So, I figure, why not combine the two concepts on some (but maybe not all) days of the Slice of Life? I even still have the Day in a Sentence icon in my blog media bin.
How cool is that?
So, here is my Day in a Sentence for my first Slice of Life 2021:
Morning fog obscures the pre-dawn street, as the dogs — young, nearly always, leading old — just keep on pulling me forward into the day.
Peace (short but sweet),
What an intriguing approach to the challenge. I love that those dogs are pulling you “forward into the day.” You’ve got some momentum going now! Happy slicing this month!
You are always so inspirational to me as a writer and as a creator. I have been struggling with writing and creating during the past months . Hopefully the next weeks will rejuvenate us all.
I’m feeling like quite the old dog today in need of some pulling! 🙂
Of course your sentence is a mini poem. Great images and great idea for a slice!
Day in a sentence might be even more of a challenge than writing a slice a day. It’s never about the number of words. It takes thought and craft to write short and meaningful.
Your posts always make me think. Those dogs are a good balance for each other and good metaphors for how I feel most days!
I LOVE the idea of a day in a sentence…I will need to work to stay concise so I might start with Day In a Sentence once or twice a week….but I look forward to reading yours!
Here’s how I calculate the situation… Practiced poet’s creativity + Day in a sentence = recipe for month of surprising slices
That is a short, but sweet sentence of your day. I can see the young dogs pulling everyone along with their enthusiasm.
Kevin, what a lovely image! I am a dog enthusiast, and this image of dogs leading each other shows their zest for life – – the feeling of diving in and taking in every possible sniff, breath, step, wag toward living life to its fullest.
It may be short and sweet, but I know it is not always easy to be so concise! I’m teaching a minilesson on dashes next week. May I borrow this as an example to share with my students?
of course, feel free … thx
Kevin, I love the way you just gave permission to participate in a way that makes sense with the rest of your life. I, too, am wondering how I will squeeze in this daily writing. But, like you, I will. I love the morning image!
One sentence posts… could save my sanity this month. ‘Tis true, DogTrax never disappoints…