Sandbox Challenge #16: Create a Thesaurus of Memories

This exercise riffs on Sandbox Challenge #15, and is inspired by Kristen’s comment on that challenge. (By the way, it’s well worth checking out Kristen’s wonderful blog, Journaling Saves.)

Write about a memory related to any or all of the items listed below. Write just a phrase, a paragraph, a poem, an entire essay…whatever comes up for you:

the color of the sky
the taste of sugar
the smell of rain
the feel of air
the sound of laughter
the shape of eyes

If you like, continue finding memories related to the sight, sound, taste, feel and smell of various items to gradually compile your own Thesaurus of Memories—little moments you can use to enhance your fiction, essays, poems or other projects.

As always, I’d love it if you share some of your writing in the comments below!

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6 Responses to “Sandbox Challenge #16: Create a Thesaurus of Memories”


  1. 1 Kristin June 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I love this, Sandy! I think I’m going to work with the eyes one – such a great prompt. So many eyes in my lifetime. 🙂 Thank you for the link love and the inspiration.


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