A Little Bit about “Flashbulb Memory”

In short, flashbulb memories are memories that detail specific activities that occurred in one’s life during a significant or traumatic event. I wrote “Flashbulb Memory” in a poetry writing class during my first semester at the University of Baltimore back in 2015. In the spring of 2016, it was also published in our college’s literary journal, Skelter. For the assignment, our professor wanted us to write about our earliest childhood memory, which for me was the assassination of John F. Kennedy—also a flashbulb memory…And, yes, I know. I’m old. Don’t remind me. What is your earliest childhood memory? If you get a minute, please share it with us.

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