Think back about …

Retrospect Retrospective

Started by John and Patti Zussman, and then later acquired by Suzy, Retrospect has built a community by asking Baby Boomers “What’s Your Story?” for more than seven years and three thousand stories. Think back ... about some of your favorite prompts or stories and/or how Retrospect has impacted your life. Share your Retrospect Retrospective stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Story Wranglers: An Update
Retrospect proves that social media sites need not become cesspools of trolling and rancor.
Without Retrospect, we’d all just be bidin’ our time
I am so grateful to Retrospect for giving me the avenue and the structure to bring these stories to life.
Waking Up With Retrospect
We are yet mired in anxiety.
Discovering a treasure
Retrospect made a journalist realize it's okay to write about his own stories and not just the stories of others.
Carrying Retrospect Forward
I think we could write this retro Retro piece in synchronous serendipity, so I won’t dwell on a nostalgic past. But [...]
Bounteous Fruits
"A farm family ambience, sifting compost piles of memory, tilling soils of a late lamented culture..."
Writing for Retrospect
Altho I’ve Retroflashed about my feelings for Retrospect,  there’s more to say about this wonderful website! In September [...]
What’s Your Story?
Knowing I write,  my friend Betsy invited me to join Retrospect.   I was already blogging,  but writing to weekly prompts [...]
Say It Ain’t So
It was the dark winter solstice of December 2020.  Everything was shut down because of COVID, and vaccines were a mere [...]
Try To Remember
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302 stories. Seven years. Probably thousands of comments on other people's stories and replies to their comments on mine.
Retro Reverie
It’s a daunting task to put my experience with Retrospect into perspective. To say it’s been meaningful is a huge [...]
Retrospect Post Number 241
As we all take a well-deserved break for the month of January to reflect on the future of Retrospect, thanks to all who read [...]
Protected: Thanks for the Memory
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
Auld Lang Syne
Where to begin? MyRetrospect.com has been a huge part of my life since the autumn of 2015. Patti and John Zussman, dear [...]
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New Stories on Old Prompts

Of navigational impairment and the kind of adventure I never intended
Had someone drugged the soft drink they served me, at the offices of the mining company where my newfound friends needed to [...]
January 17, 2023
Ethel and the Turkey Leg
Since my unforgettable friend Ethel died at the age of 85,  I’ve been thinking about what made her such a special soul. Ethel [...]
January 15, 2023

Past Stories You May Have Missed

Cakequake
"[D]isasters" are inherently subjective; they are in the eye of the beholder.  As Mel Brooks noted, "Tragedy is when I cut [...]
Prompted By Disasters
August 21, 2018
Blame It On Mexico
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I am not comfortable with group nudity. I’ve managed to change clothes discreetly in locker rooms and dorm rooms, even [...]
Prompted By Nudity
July 10, 2018

Think back about …

Retrospect Retrospective

Started by John and Patti Zussman, and then later acquired by Suzy, Retrospect has built a community by asking Baby Boomers “What’s Your Story?” for more than seven years and three thousand stories. Think back ... about some of your favorite prompts or stories and/or how Retrospect has impacted your life. Share your Retrospect Retrospective stories forward.

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