Monday, March 28, 2022

SOL 28/31: 4 by 4 by 4

Several days ago I discovered this numerical slice at Abigail's blog, perfect for Day 4 of my last week countdown to the end of March and daily slicing. 

Prompt: Look around and choose 4 things within 4 ft. of you and 4 minutes to write about them.

Setting the timer now.  (It's 4:04 and honestly, I did not plan that.)

A favorite standing lamp provides just the right amount of light for bedside reading and Zoom meetings. A yellow ribbon tied around its column was placed there by my daughter.

A fabric covered book, gifted to me by a fellow blogger, is almost filled with words from fellow bloggers that have inspired me on my writing journey.

A trivet of a ceramic sunflower, framed in wood, is on the nightstand, perfect for a cup of hot chocolate before bed.

Whimsical animals on a poster from the 2012 National Book Festival keep watch over me in my favorite writing spot, my bed. 

Disclaimer: I exceeded the four minute time limit. It's 4:14 now (and that was not planned either). 

This is my eleventh year of participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. This year I'll be mining my memories (some of the time) for stories to share.


  1. A fascinating quick write. You have surrounded yourself with good things. It was easy to choose, wasn't it?

  2. I really enjoyed reading this format. It gives a great setting to picture while you are reading. I was wondering if you were going to be able to write in only 4 minutes. You were almost there. I appreciated that you included both the beginning time and the ending time.

  3. Although I’ve been brought up to avoid the number 4 at all costs, I’ve loving this format. I may try it, but use 3s or 5s instead. Btw, I have that 2012 poster, too! Thank you for slice idea!

  4. Cool format! I'll be "borrowing" this, along with others people have shared. I love the associations you made in this piece.