Ask a family member for a childhood memory. Create the first story of a family collection.
Ask a parent, guardian, or sibling about a childhood memory they have never told you before. Tell their story.
Share the story with the subject of the story and ask for feedback. Is anything missing? Is it clear? Does it accurately reflect the memory?
Revise where needed and ask a second reader (a teacher, a classmate, a relative) to look at it. More comments? More revisions.
The goal is to make it the best story you can with the material you're given and the comments you receive.
This story might start your family on a quest to create a family archive of stories from the past -- your history.
[Photo Credit: YWP Photo Library, photo by Ashley Gehsmann, 2015]