Stories from our childhood can be rich material to write about.
Let’s start with going back in time.
See yourself at 6 years of age, five years, 4 years.
See yourself at the kitchen table where you ate breakfast.
Maybe swinging your legs because your feet couldn’t reach the floor.
Listen. Hear the adult chatter.
Maybe there was no ‘round the kitchen table time for you.
Maybe it was a picnic table, or a dining room table.
Perhaps there was no table.
Maybe family time was in the family room, or the TV room, the den, or the rumpus room.
Possibly there was no family time. Friends might have been significant in your child life.
Maybe most of your childhood was spent outside.
Take a deep breath in. Let it out.
See the room or the place where you spent a lot of time as a child.
Write about that place.
Describe the place.
Why did you go there?
When did you go there?
What happened there?
Step into it. What do you see? What do you smell? What do you notice?
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