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by ruwth
Rated: 13+ · In & Out · Contest · #2198931
What were you doing when the StoryMaster was creating Writing.Com?
Writing.Com started 19 years ago.

Where were you and what were you doing way back then?

Finish this sentence:

         Nineteen years ago, I...

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  Your post in  [Link To Item #2198931]  was a winner! I liked the way you used the intro. I hope 2020 is the beginning of a great decade for you!
Congrats ren (baby no. 2 due in June)


Everyone can collect this Trinket:



Contest runs Sept. 1 - 7


ruwth says:

Nineteen years ago, I moved to a new town and started a new job.

Posted on Aug 31, 2019 at 11:38pm.



Bubblegum Jones says:

Nineteen years ago, I celebrating Y2K

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 12:36am.



Satuawany says:

Nineteen years ago, I knew more ways to make Top Ramen seem new again than I know total recipes today.

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 1:00am.



Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv says:

Nineteen years ago, I Was working at Harlan Daily Enterprise as a staff writer/reporter.
I loved doing the human interest pieces, and was able to interview a songwriter, who wrote for Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. He also put out his own bluegrass songs, which were hits.

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 2:38am.



Eric Wharton says:

Nineteen years ago, I was falling in love with my future wife.

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 2:43am.



jaya says:

Nineteen years ago, I Nineteen years ago I was a committed college teacher plus a hard working housewife looking after two kids, mother-in-law. After packing lunch boxes for the kids and hubby, I rush to college and return home by 2 pm. then spend the time reading in bed.

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 5:23am.



Jimminycritic says:

Nineteen years ago, I Nineteen years ago, I was happy to have discovered we all survived Y2K, but it would be 8 long years until I joined this site and could really get over the scare, even though it was but three years after that I got married!

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 5:45am.



Jessica <3 her new ink says:

Nineteen years ago, I went to Florida for the first time and also flew on a plane for the first time. I was scared, but the flight went smoothly and I enjoyed my trip. I was also a week away from starting middle school. The calm before the storm of the middle school years!

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 8:25am.



WakeUpAndLive‍‍~August ⊕ says:

Nineteen years ago, I was watching my sister painting my mother's dead lips rosy red as we attended her in her coffin in the family bedroom. It was a beautiful ritual with lots of emotions. I miss my mother still!

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 8:54am.



BIG BAD WOLF says:

Nineteen years ago, I was stuck going to school. The 5th grade if I recall correctly.

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 8:57am.



Angelica Weatherby goals on. says:

Nineteen years ago, I went to school in the same town I lived in and didn't know about WDC yet.

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 12:19pm.



Whata 4Cs Now Open says:

Nineteen years ago, I Nineteen years ago, I was kicking back in my manager's chair with my feet on my desk. For once, I ignored the 'tech desk' support phones that were ringing. After two years of fiberoptic,PC, mainframe, and police department upgrades, chillin' was SO sweet!

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 12:51pm.



Xiea's bored... says:

Nineteen years ago, I Nineteen years ago, I did not exist. My brother was developing inside my mother's womb. Two years later, when I was a zygote, I had very little brains left because my evil brother stole most of it, and now he gives me a complex, making my life miserable.

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 2:11pm.



ren (baby no. 2 due in June) says:

Nineteen years ago, I won't lie, was the beginning of the worst decade of my life. But also the beginning of my pursuit of writing; beyond fanfiction, the odd angry poem, self-insert stories to make me feel better. It was the beginning of writing as love. As life.

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 4:32pm.



Ametorpe says:

Nineteen years ago, I was still a teenager in an all girls boarding school and thirty year olds seemed ancient to me. When boys came to visit, we goggled and giggled from behind our dormitory windows and dreamt of happily ever afters with the handsomest ones among them.

Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 8:43pm.



Elle says:

Nineteen years ago, I was expecting my first child.

Posted on Sep 2, 2019 at 1:48am.



Lovina 🐕‍🦺 says:

Nineteen years ago, I traveled from Las Vegas, Nevada to Wisconsin to see my first Grandnephew. That precious bundle was but seven days old when I held him in my arms. He is still my favorite (don't tell the others).

Posted on Sep 2, 2019 at 12:38pm.



Beholden says:

Nineteen years ago, I was on the net, watching New Zealand to see if it disappeared when Y2K hit. It didn't so I stopped worrying.

Posted on Sep 2, 2019 at 5:10pm.



Sum1 says:

Nineteen years ago, I was working at a Firestone Tire Factory. You know the one. The tire recall? Yep, I was there. I was a Maintenance Supervisor doing a lot of root cause determination on equipment downtime. Knew they would close the plant. Look where I am now as a result!

Posted on Sep 2, 2019 at 7:40pm.



Emily says:

Nineteen years ago, I was playing alone in my basement waiting for my parents to give me a sibling. Little did I know at the time, they were busy getting it on upstairs, and I met my baby sister nine months later!

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 at 7:58am.



dblameck (David) says:

Nineteen years ago, I was the crash boat coxswain of the emergency dive team from H M C S York the naval reserve unit in Toronto. We were on site in Lake Ontario during the Canadian National Exhibition Air Show.

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 at 11:38am.



SandraLynn says:

Nineteen years ago, I discovered in one phone call from my eighteen-year old son that not only did he have a girlfriend , he had bestowed upon me the title of expectant-first-time-grandmother. Then he whalloped me with the due date: my birthday. Children create surprise.

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 at 2:09pm.



Elizabeth says:

Nineteen years ago, I was falling in love with writing. I had loved reading for years already, but this was when I learned how incredible it could be to write. I even won money in a contest that year. It was the year I turned seven.

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 12:03am.



Beacon (ANGEL & SUPERPOWER 13) says:

Nineteen years ago, I met my fiancé and I honestly fell in love with lighthouses. I have been reading books since I was a kid so I like to read when I have the chance to do so. I am currently writing a book so I'm hoping I will get my book done soon.

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 12:08am.



Kate ~ Reading & Writing says:

Nineteen years ago, I watched the ball drop and when gadgets, appliances, utilities didn't fry, set Y2K gallon jugs of tapwater in the basement for future use ~ only to forget them when the east coast power grid failed years later and no water poured or flushed for a day YUKK

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 12:14am.



Alexi says:

Nineteen years ago, I Nineteen years ago I was happily married to my husband who has sadly died since.
I hadn't heard of Writing.com and was later to discover the best writing site in the world.
Alexi

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 3:51am.



~QPdoll says:

Nineteen years ago, I I was pregnant with my 2nd child, having lost the first one. I would discover Writing.com four years later. I didn't make a lot of friends the first time around and left WDC for about five years. When I came back I made lots of friends & learned to write.

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 6:04am.



runoffscribe says:

Nineteen years ago, I was a mercenary in the Native American uprising that brought Class III gaming to California. I hauled and installed slot machines, trained techs, prevented a building collapse, shared an inhaler and missed the fire.

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 6:48am.



Choconut 🍫 says:

Nineteen years ago, I had just returned from the holiday from hell in Ibiza with my two best friends.

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 7:04am.



TheHuntress is Finding Herself says:

Nineteen years ago, I was a dumb, bright-eyed fifteen-year-old kid who sincerely believed that starting high school was the most difficult thing I would ever have to do.

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 8:28am.



Jellyfish~Locked Down! says:

Nineteen years ago, I was working in my first office job for a department of the Welsh Assembly, earning 11 grand a year and living in a house share with 2 guys I knew. As I recall we spent most of our evenings smoking and playing Playstation 2 games namely SSX and Tekken Tag

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 2:25pm.



Angus says:

Nineteen years ago, I was between jobs and taking care of my elderly father, while at the same time trying to write my first novel. Sadly, I was writing it by the seat of my pants and ended up writing myself into a corner. Had to get rid of 150 pages!
So much for THAT novel!

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 5:04pm.



Whiskersinthearchipelago says:

Nineteen years ago, I was visiting the local airport to show my kids the little yellow planes that dropped seed so all the burned forest would regrow. I was living in a community that had gone through a large forest fire and an entire section of the town was gone.

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 11:05pm.



Write 2 Publish 2020 says:

Nineteen years ago, I I worked at my dream job in MN. I drove a Dodge Viper, and at this time I was planning my first costume Christmas Party. Y2K came and went with no apocalypse. I hadn't begun to write seriously. That would take another 4-5 years and in 2007 I joined Wdc.

Posted on Sep 5, 2019 at 10:37am.



Bobturn says:

Nineteen years ago, I I was grieving the loss of my best friend, resulting in this tribute to a well lived lifeWalking With Leaves  

Posted on Sep 7, 2019 at 12:18pm.



Sharmelle's Expressions says:

Nineteen years ago, I Nineteen years ago, I lived in Minnesota.

Posted on Sep 7, 2019 at 8:25pm.



Sally says:

Nineteen years ago, I left an abusive relationship and began a new adventure with my two children. However difficult, it was the best thing I ever did. Five years later, I met my soul mate.

Posted on Sep 7, 2019 at 8:46pm.



Annette says:

Nineteen years ago, I had recently moved to New Orleans from Berlin, Germany.

Posted on Sep 7, 2019 at 9:15pm.



Kittiara says:

Nineteen years ago, I was busy escaping a man who, quite literally, thought he was a vampire. Good thing I did, because that led me to where I am now, about to get married to the man who I was meant to be with.

Posted on Sep 7, 2019 at 9:30pm.



ruwth says:

Nineteen years ago, I __________________.


----- This contest is now CLOSED. -----


Posted on Sep 8, 2019 at 1:35pm.



Prose&PoetryMask says:

Nineteen years ago, I It was 2001 and in September, the attack on the WTC, and Pentagon threatened Freedom. Stunned as the hijackers dove a passenger jet into a field in Pennsylvania as we listened.. I got a tattoo that reminds me every day: IN GOD WE TRUST 9-11-2001.

Posted on Jul 4, 2020 at 9:17am.


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