Each of us plays many personas, roles, or characters. Child, adult, parent. Student, worker, teacher. Son. Daughter. Cat lover. Dog lover. Cook. Southsider. Midwesterner. Friend. Sister. Brother.

Fold a sheet of paper to create 8 boxes. In each box, list a persona from your own life. Take a minute to think of a story connected to each persona. What stories do you tell about yourself as a child? As a pet lover? Or Midwesterner? Jot down details of the memories that are the most vivid.

Choose one of your personas. Write about a strong memory you have for that persona. Use specific, sensory details.

Here are a few of the responses:

Sisters Always