Trouble with a Capital T – BiteSizeMemoir

Trouble with a Capital T – BiteSizeMemoir

Poetry and memoir are my top writing passions and BiteSizeMemoir actually has the potential to fulfill both. I can choose which form (as long as prose or poetry stays within 100 words) I would like to write with each prompt Lisa shares on her blog every week. You can find out more about BiteSizeMemoir on her blog Lisa Reiter at Sharing the Story.

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The #BiteSizeMemoir prompt this week is “First Jobs.”


My 10 x 1 of I Remember

I remember wanting to tag along with my friends when one of them suggested not attending class that day – what could it hurt, just one day.

I remember laughing and trying to quiet the nerves roiling in my belly.

I remember a phone ringing and the one living there saying she had to get the phone, oh how I wish she hadn’t.

I remember my heart sinking as one of their mother’s asked if we were all there and the one on the phone looked at me with irritation and maybe a little murder in her eyes.

I remember hearing my mom had called the school excited to let me know, Winchell’s Donut shop had called, I got the job and had to be there after school.

I remember I never got away with anything and that is why most of the time I didn’t do anything too bad because I knew I would get caught.

I remember my little brother telling me I smelled like donuts when I got in the Volkswagon bus when they came to pick me up after my shift.
I remember the smell of cigars as my boss would smoke in the shop when he would stop in.

I remember I was horrible at giving out change (long before the registers told you how much to give back) and in the end it is why my boss let me go.

I remember my friends forgave me, after razzing me about it and making sure I knew it was all my fault that we got caught.

Visit the other participants of #BiteSizeMemoir and tell me were you the kid that usually got caught, or did you typically get away with just about everything?


PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow: Rebel dancing with words, intuitive cook, recovering perfectionist, poet & author that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo, and you can find her at, A Poet’s Kitchen, cooking up simply delicious meals. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.
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14 thoughts on “Trouble with a Capital T – BiteSizeMemoir

  1. Oh it is a doozie! Talk about BAD luck getting caught this way! A fabulous way to start my Sunday morning Morgan – just wishing now (as I can smell ’em) that I had a donut to go with my cup of tea! Thank you for playing and being first off the mark this week! Lisa xx

    • Thanks Lisa, that was my life growing up, I always got caught. Maybe one of your prompts will be about most awkward moment or unexpected moment or when your dad comes home unexpectedly. I have an even bigger doozie for that one.

      Oh and I love being first! 😀

  2. OK – I get it now! It stops posting everything once there’s an emoji – I’d put a trophy emoji in for you posting first! You must have some strict SPAM filtering (smiley!) Lx

    • That’s weird, during the A to Z challenge I took off all filters except for Akismet but it doesn’t let the comment through at all if it looks like spam. I don’t know why it would cut your comment in half and only post part of it. That is really strange.

  3. Such sharp story-telling which is important to any creative writing, fiction or non-fiction. I love how you lead with the part about ditching class and tie it back to how your first job got you caught, but also how your first job went. Great writing!

  4. I love this little glimpse into your past. It *is* funny that both of our first jobs involved donuts!

    What a bummer that you would always get caught. I didn’t get up to too much mischief growing up, but I managed to get away with some of it, at least. I also learned a lot of things NOT to do by observing my older sister’s shenanigans – lol!

    Anyway, well-crafted memoir. So glad you’ve joined along!

    Feel free to add this and any other links to the #NFTM blog hop on my blog. You can even use the linky code on your own posts.

    • I really feel like one or both of my parents had hyper intuition or some other sixth sense that would push at them to check on me whenever I dared to do something I wasn’t supposed to be doing. I was the oldest so I was the one showing the younger two but, I was tame compared to my sister.

      I did use your tag this time. I was a little confused about what it meant, I think it slipped my mind that you had previously told me it stood for Non fiction, Travel and Memoir for people to co-mingle and chat so thanks for reminding me!

      Peace to you!

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