Sunday, May 18, 2008

Six-Word Memoir...

The editors of Smith Magazine have assembled an interesting collection of six-word memoirs by "writers famous & obscure" in a book titled Not Quite What I Was Planning. With a nod toward a legend that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words, with the end result being, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn"... the book offers "deceptively simple glimpses of humanity--six words at a time."

Here are a few of the six-word memoirs found on pages 186-187 of the book:
  • Hid for a while. Not anymore.
  • I came, I saw, I concurred.
  • Afraid of mirrors, too many marshmallows.
  • Saw the sky and starting walking.
So, how about you. What would be your six-word memoir?