Monday, February 11, 2008

Six Word Memoirs

Happened across these great six word memoirs on NPR (link leads will lead you to 25 quick reads!) Stories vary widely. Some are inspiring, like Wendy Lee's Asked to quiet down; spoke louder. My favorite? Nothing profound, just sat around. The project is from Not Quite What I was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure from Smith Magazine, 2008. It's based on Hemingway's famous six word novel, "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn." I blogged before about six word stories when Wired had a similar gig for sci-fi. I thought my own six word sci-fi was rather brilliant: War rages until women oust men.
But it was not met with critical acclaim.

Think long and hard (or short and concisely) about your six word memoir and post it in comments, why don't you? Mine:

So much ambition, just getting started.

5 comments:

Kathy said...

incomparable bliss in love and music

Jason said...

happy, happy, trapped, freed, bound, tbd.

Caitlin said...

She can't say she wasn't warned.

Kathy said...

Caitlin's is genius!

Carol said...

It's a Baader-Meinhof thing--I just saw this book in a news magazine at the dentist's office and thought "that sounds like something fun to read and think about"...then I surfed on over to your blog....and now I'm going to have to surf on over to Amazon!!!

Lots of hope, lots of pain.