Friday, April 1, 2011

What Are Your Six Words?

Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story using just six words.  No one thought he could do it.  Here's what he wrote:

For sale
Baby shoes
Never worn.

Wow, is that guy amazing or what?  So, Smith Magazine has taken that story and turned it into a really cool challenge for us all.  Can you summarize your life in six words? Here are some examples that made it into their Six Word Memoir Book:

I still make coffee for two.

Fork in road. Took left turn.

Not quite what I was planning.

It all changed in an instant.

Cursed with cancer. Blessed with friends.

Seventy years. Few tears. Hairy ears.

Born in the desert. Still thirsty.

Almost a victim of my family.

So, here's your challenge -- can you write your own memoir in six words? If so, share it here.

8 comments:

  1. Happily living and loving it all.

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  2. These are great!!! You guys should submit them to Smith Magazine! Thanks for sharing. Shine on!

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  3. Emotions happen. Life still goes on.

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  4. Still searching for my soul's purpose.

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  5. Took the leap. Grew. Caught myself.

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  6. Grew through pain and found me :)

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  7. Came out of the psychic closet.

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