Saturday, December 15, 2007

Six-Word Memoir

I copied this: Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words. The result was "For sale: baby shoes, never used."
Since SMITH celebrates the personal side of storytelling, our twist on this classic concept is the six-word memoir--the short, short true story of your life.
It could be the title of your autobiography, or maybe your epitaph. Shorter than haiku and meatier that a one-liner, it truly makes you take stock of who you are. Try it.


From the bittersweet (“Cursed with cancer, blessed with friends”) and poignant (“I still make coffee for two”) to the secretive (“I like big butts, can’t lie”), SMITH Magazine has been receiving thousands of six-word memoirs since we first posed the six-word challenge in November, 2006.

I have entered mine, ("I was happiest. I was saddest."), click here to add yours. If anyone wants to share their's, I'd love to hear it. You can post anonymously.

"Me see world! Me write stories!" – Elizabeth Gilbert

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4 Comments:

Anonymous *mindi* said...

i love yours. i'm going to have to think about this. thanks for the link, this looks like it will be fun to read through :)

December 15, 2007 at 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Three kids - two married - elligible son"
LOL
Lawana

December 15, 2007 at 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're funny Lawana. I wonder what CJ thinks of that. v

December 17, 2007 at 7:52 PM  
Anonymous *mindi* said...

mom's is so funny. and true. :)

December 18, 2007 at 7:18 AM  

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