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.


  1. Shine your light, even in darkness.

  2. Happily living and loving it all.

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

  4. Emotions happen. Life still goes on.

  5. Still searching for my soul's purpose.

  6. Took the leap. Grew. Caught myself.

  7. Grew through pain and found me :)

  8. Came out of the psychic closet.