open invitation no. 48: slice

Capture a Slice of Life.

I remember writing slices before it was a thing. Back when there were just two teachers who loved teaching and loved writing and wanted to write alongside one another about teaching writers, even though they were 865 miles apart.

A lot has changed since then. The magic of a slice, though, remains. Today, regardless of whether you are joining the March 2021 Slice of Life Challenge, I would like to invite you to write a slice of life.

*Remember, you don’t have to accept this invitation…but I do hope you will accept the invitation to write. Sharing our stories is magical.

PS—I started a Facebook Group for the #sosmagic community. Join here.


Open your blog and write a post. Just write.


Reply to this post, jot a note and paste your URL.


Comment on other blogs. Soak up the magic that will find you.

grab an image for your blog

Use one of these images so we can find each other…and you can invite others to share their stories with us!

Offer an invitation to others.

I’m joining an open community of writers over at Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog. If you write (or want to write) just for the magic of it, consider this your invitation to join us. #sosmagic

Published by Ruth Ayres

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

34 thoughts on “open invitation no. 48: slice

    1. Isn’t it amazing that a little think like meeting with friends indoors and unmasked is a treasured thing. I am so happy for you! I hope this will happen for me SOON! Enjoy!


  1. As a beginner writer I never heard of this but I like it! I’ll try it and pass it along. Thanks for the post!


    1. Oh Julie – Comfort Me with Apples! One of my favorite, favorite books. I went on a stint of reading all chef memoirs and I loved them. One you might like and is mostly unknown – The Agony of the Leaves – about the life of Helen Gustafson, who was a tea buyer for Alice Waters –

      I loved your last paragraph especially. This week was my dad’s 95th birthday. We could not go in see him. I sent him a huge cheesecake. He just sent me back a picture of himself with the cake, a cup of coffee, and a smile. PRICELESS.

      Thank you for this!

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      1. What a fantastic picture to send! I absolutely love the description of this book too–adding it to my list!


    1. Thank you for this beautiful post about your cat. I miss my cat and my dog. You’ve also inspired me to join this blog. Thanks for posting the invitation!


      1. Until my divorce, I had two dogs. I still deeply miss them. I love the job that the cats bring me now!


    2. What a face that Emma has! I spent part of my week trying to find my “lost” neighbor’s cat – Lightning. We finally found him under the bushes near his home whimpering, but unharmed and safe. My neighbor ecstatic. Cat Love. Very important.

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    1. Your honesty is so helpful and inspiring. Teaching is not all a downhill joyride, is it. I love your words: The snow days we had in February and Spring Break next week left our curriculum all caddywampus. We were filling in the gaps like we were plugging a sinking boat. We were scrambling and nothing was coherent. They weren’t engaged, and that wasn’t their fault. – This is so true for so many of us. Thanks for putting it into words.

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    2. Aw, just wanting to be your best, is the best. Knowing your students — and you — deserve it, that’s being the best. Rest, refresh, your best is right there.


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