On Writing, Writing Prompts

Writing Prompt 28

Unless you have a photographic memory, whenever you remember something, your mind fills in the blanks for you, inserting some usually inconsequential yet nonetheless fitting detail that you can’t 100% recall. In a way, we’re always rewriting our own stories.

Me as a kid with my Pap-Pap

In that vein, this week’s writing prompt is geared toward those of you who are writing creative nonfiction (aka, literary nonfiction) or memoir, but can also be put to exceptionally good use in straight-up fiction too (my personal preference).

Choose an anecdote from your childhood and change at least two major details.