Six-Word Memoirs: The Legend
Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Starting in 2006, SMITH Magazine re-ignited the recountre by asking their readers for their own six-word memoirs. They sent in short life stories in droves, from the bittersweet (“Cursed with cancer, blessed with friends”) and poignant (“I still make coffee for two”) to the inspirational (“Business school? Bah! Pop music? Hurrah”) and hilarious (“I like big butts, can’t lie”).
It's fun. It's addicting. Can you scrunch your story into six words? Try it and see. Here's the site. Six-Word Memoirs at SMITH Magazine.
And, to get you started, here's a few of my own:
* Bank funds low. No movie night.
* Grownup dreams of motherhood. My inspiration.
* Hearts flutter from heaven sent angels.
So, what is your six-word memoir?
"I'm still HOT--just in FLASHES!"
"I'm making my MESS my MESSAGE"
Beverly, those are great!
Trying it on for size... Here's mine:
"Old Broad, slightly used, still runs!"
"Biker chick on wheels and heels"
Thanks for letting me play!
Heidi Richards Mooney
Heidi, yours are wonderful!! You can come back and play anytime!
Here's mine, Vicki.
"Sometimes pain's the price for wisdom".
"Baby giggles never fade from sound"
Ladies, all of yours are really good. You should submit them to the six-word memoir site!!
Victorious woman is as victorious woman does.
oops. Karen, that's 7. How about "Victorious woman is as victorious does"?
Over fifty, feisty, and flaunting it!
I LOVE this idea--what fun!
Eileen, perfect coming from a feisty woman!
Thanks for joining in!
pray,play,post to blogs often
Rosie, that says it all, doesn't it?
Good karma, bad karma, my karma.
I like yours, Cindy.
Karma. What goes around. Comes around!
"our friends : the family we choose"
Ashley, that's a good one!
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