Sunday, March 1, 2020

Write back where I started - 3.01 #sol20 Story Challenge

One of my alma mater's school songs features this two-word refrain: "Going back." It's burrowed into my memory thanks to an unseemly number of college hours spent playing Ultimate Frisbee when, as pre-tournament cheer, teammates and I would shout the tune's chorus. Players who long predated us had made a few editorial changes to the sanctioned lyrics -- the least of which being contracting that first gerund to the easier to shout 'goin'.' I'd permanently muted that ear worm decades ago, I thought, until I found myself humming the melody Saturday during a walk in the woods.

I attribute the unexpected reprise to, last week, having written my first blog in about six months and then yesterday loading up 31 more blank templates for this Story Challenge. Goin' back to the Slice of Life writing community, sponsored by Two Writing Teachers, evidently puts a song in my heart to start our March together.

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  1. A song in your heart and a story in your keystrokes. Can’t wait. I’ve missed you.

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  2. So glad that song led you here! Welcome back! Looking forward to slicing with you :)

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  3. Hooray! You're back! Can't wait to read about your adventures this month.

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  4. Yay! My old LIWP buddy is back in business! :) Do you remember Heidi from our LIWP Summer? (She was one of the facilitators- so I am sure you do!) She is blogging here now too!

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    1. I do! I dropped by her slice, too, and I still can't quite believe how writing has built a bridge for the three of us from decades ago to now.

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  5. Brain,

    Thanks for the visit and encouraging feedback :)

    Its zanny. I have not written a blog post for a gazillion years as well. Guess what brought me back? Yup! An invitation to be on welcome wagon. You cheered me during my first year of March writing challenge. Now I am going to pay forward and cheering couple of peers. Looking forward to reconnecting with my tribe.

    Best wishes.

    Purviben
    @TrivediZiemba

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    1. I agree: zany. Our trajectories are similar -- from reluctant first-time slicer bolstered by welcome wagoners to riding that welcome wagon ourselves in support of others. Feels like a virtuous cycle to me and, like you, I'm glad to be back in it after a break from blogging!

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