Today at  Write on Edge our RemembeRED prompt asked writers to…

“…write a story – your choice of topic – as a tweet. That’s right. One hundred and forty characters. Not words. Characters.”

One runs and plays and jumps free.  The other kicks and learns to open and close fingers.  Both grow and change daily. They started with me.


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About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. This was beautiful, Katie!

  2. Miracles of life are amazing aren’t there. Love your capture.

  3. I love this! Two lives so different, yet linked.

  4. I really liked this, Katie. Well done.

  5. Aww.. I love this. *sniff*

  6. So sweet.


    An editorial hat trick today. Yay!

  7. Motherhood, there’s nothing like it in all the world. We are life to them and they are life to us.

  8. Beautiful! The bond between mother and child is so hard to describe, yet you did it in 140 characters. Love it!

  9. that is the most beautiful love letter to your children…wow…that left me awed. 🙂

  10. What an amazing way to describe the feeling of being a mother and the simple knowing and enjoyment of the small moments that make it all worthwhile.

  11. So excited for you! Lovely.

  12. Love this!

  13. Love!

  14. This was so sweet. Made me smile. 🙂

  15. This made me say, oooohhh, and have warm fuzzies. I love how our children reflect different parts of us. Great job!

  16. This made me smile. It’s amazing what we can do, isn’t it?

  17. You really captured that amazement we all have, that “wow, I made that!” moment that sneaks up sometimes. Loved this.

  18. And now I am happy. Lovely!

  19. Wow, that was just so beautiful and lovely and happy, with a little bittersweet there at the end.

    I loved it!

  20. Yea! A great happy one. Made me smile.

  21. I wasn’t expecting tears from these, but somehow, you brought tears to my eyes in 140 little characters.

    I love this Katie. And I hope that your second trimester is a little easier than this first has been for you.

  22. I finished reading this and thought to myself, “Boy oh boy, these moms out there have such a wonderful way of expressing… How can I put it? Oh yes! That’s it: LIFE!”
    And then I remembered that’s exactly what you called this post. LIFE. That’s EXACTLY what you captured in your post. Such an enormous idea, simplified into four statement. Awesome.

  23. Oh, I love it!

  24. Awww…I love the “They both started with me” So very true!!

  25. Oh, Katie…this is so perfectly lovely.

  26. I love this.

  27. You’re the mama. Perfectly written.

  28. Oh oh oh! Love this.

    BEST prompt ever.

    It starts with you, indeed.