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.
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?
Morgan 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.You can find her at Google+
“Sometimes poets write what we wish we could say, and they tell us what we need to know. The poems in Wild Woman Waking lead us to a place where we can proudly refuse to be “bent and broken”; instead, they document a journey to self-acceptance, peace, and understanding – where in a community of women, we celebrate and dance as Mud Women. We become women of spirit and keepers of our own keys.” ~Beth Camp
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