Map of state settings of  American Vignettes for "I Remember" writing challenge on
State Settings of American Vignettes for “I Remember” writing challenge

The first call for American Vignette submissions, prompted by the words “I remember,” generated responses from around the United States. Thank you to all of you who submitted! Below is a selection of creative nonfiction entries that captivated me with their sense of place. I hope you enjoy them.

If you are hankering to write about your home state, another prompt will go up tomorrow, Wednesday May 21, 2014. I look forward to reading your work.

And now, remembrances.

I Remember the Mystique by Linda Tharp (California)

The First Time I Waved The Flag by Carey McLaughlin (Minnesota)

Nevada in a State of Solitude by Cognitive Failure (Nevada)

Black Bull by Kriscinda Lee Everitt (Pennsylvania)

Feathers and Horses by Lisa Rivero (South Dakota)

Sunland by Marla Ink on the side (Texas)

Come In and Sit a Spell by Sam Linkous (Virginia)

Boris’s Bluff by Iris Graville (Washington)

American Vignette Show Us Your State Writing Challenge badge on andreareadsamerica.comAmerican Vignette is a series of guest posts and creative nonfiction writing challenges inviting readers to share stories from home. Prompts will be posted on the first Wednesday of each month and will include challenge guidelines. If you would like to submit an unprompted piece, submission guidelines are here.


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