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October Memoir Challenge: Age 5

This challenge was to start on the first of the month, but I wasn't able to start until today. What is the challenge, you ask?

Well, you are to write every day on an event that occurred in your life that corresponds to the date of the year, as equivalent to the year. For example, the 5th day of October represents the 5th year. You have the option to write about your self or you may choose the life of a character in your manuscript. I choose the life of a character!

So many of my stories have unexpected plot twists that have to o with my characters, so this will be tricky! I don't want to spoil any plot points:) But I think I can do it and have fun while telling about the life of one of my MC's.

River Morgan.

At this young age, she only has a few memories. They are sweet happy memories. One in particular happened at this time of year during the Halloween season.

River dressed up as a princess. Her mother told her over and over again how lovely and befitting her costume was and River admired herself in the mirror more than once. She wore a silver crown, decked in purple and blue jewels. Her gown was silky pink, with lush velvet sleeves and  and an overlay of organza. She carried a wand topped with a crystal bulb and inside the wand, sparkles and diamonds floated in a lavender liquid.

She remember getting a lot of candy that year and she always thought it was because she was so beautiful in her costume.

Her mother couldn't convince her to take the dress off, and so River slept in the costume for days after Halloween. She finally took it and hung it in her closet. She never got rid of the princess costume. She even kept the crown and wand. She still has it today.

photo from Flickr creative commons


  1. Sure that's your character and not you?

    1. Ha! It's my character for sure! Although I do have a infatuation with being a Princess...

  2. Lovely story, and the picture that goes with it is adorable. So great to have you join us!

  3. So so cute! Where is the photograph from? I love the name River too.


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