Weekly Memoir Vignette Prompt namw.org

Childhood Memories

Childhood is what we pass through on the way to becoming. In photographs we see ourselves as we once were. We are no longer that person, yet at the same time we still are in some essential way. It is refreshing and often healing to revisit the small person we were, and think about the world through that child’s eyes.

Write for ten minutes on these topics and see what you uncover.

  • Was there a turning point moment as a young child—something that changed your life?
  • Did you fit into your family and neighborhood or not? Did you want to?
  • Do you remember births or deaths that affected you as a child?
  • What was the happiest moment in your childhood, and why?