Sunday, March 22, 2009

Six Word Memoirs

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?


Beverly Mahone said...

Here's mine:
"I'm still HOT--just in FLASHES!"

"I'm making my MESS my MESSAGE"

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Beverly, those are great!

Heidi Richards Mooney, Founder Women in Ecommerce said...

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

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Heidi, yours are wonderful!! You can come back and play anytime!

Debra Stokes said...

Here's mine, Vicki.
"Sometimes pain's the price for wisdom".

"Baby giggles never fade from sound"

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Ladies, all of yours are really good. You should submit them to the six-word memoir site!!

Karen O'Bannon said...

Victorious woman is as victorious woman does.

Vicki M. Taylor said...

oops. Karen, that's 7. How about "Victorious woman is as victorious does"?

Eileen Williams said...

Over fifty, feisty, and flaunting it!
I LOVE this idea--what fun!

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Eileen, perfect coming from a feisty woman!

Thanks for joining in!

rosie said...

pray,play,post to blogs often

Vicki M. Taylor said...

Rosie, that says it all, doesn't it?

Unknown said...

Good karma, bad karma, my karma.

Vicki M. Taylor said...

I like yours, Cindy.
Karma. What goes around. Comes around!

Unknown said...

"our friends : the family we choose"


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Vicki M. Taylor said...

Ashley, that's a good one!