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Brandi_R
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Six-Word Memoir

Write your memoir in six words.

 

Does that sound like too much of a challenge? Take a look at Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Memoirs project and some of these six-word memoirs:

 

“Fifteen years since last professional haircut.” - Dave Eggers

 

“Well, I thought it was funny.” - Stephen Colbert

 

“I still make coffee for two.” –Zak Nelson

 

“Never really finished anything, except cake.” – Carletta Perkins

 

“Former child start seeks love, employment.” –Justin D. Taylor

 

"Asked to quiet down; spoke louder.” –Wendy Lee

 

There are books, to boot, if anyone’s interested in more, more, more:

 

Not Quite What I Was Planning  

 

Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak  

 

I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obscure

 

It All Changed in an Instan

 

 

Now, what’s your memoir in six words?

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shadowcat80
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

I've done soccer, cheerleading, and writing.
Help me down the crooked road. Lead me to the light. I'm not sure I know the way but with you beside me, I'm certain we'll make it through.
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Darkkin
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

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Quiet, cryptic...Seldom understood or heard.  - Darkkin, the Tedious

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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Fleetfoot
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

Fleet feet of the broken hearted...

'Posted: Do not feed the Trolls, not even reindeer flattened fruitcake...Feeding of Trolls will result in gnome revolts, gremlin induced chaos, and other strangeness...' - Darkkin, the Tedious
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Shrouded-Angel
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

Laugh aloud and others learn, too.

'The one who creeps in corridors and doesn't make a sound...'
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Darkkin
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

A glowing ember among dormant dreamers.  - Darkkin, the Tedious

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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GS2991
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

Warning words, spit fire when provoked.
Silence is golden,
Duck tape is silver.

Book Sharks: No need to breathe, just read!
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GS2991
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

A whitful one, the quiet one.
Silence is golden,
Duck tape is silver.

Book Sharks: No need to breathe, just read!
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Fleetfoot
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

Fractured jewel, but still I shine.  - Fleetfoot, a Murmur

'Posted: Do not feed the Trolls, not even reindeer flattened fruitcake...Feeding of Trolls will result in gnome revolts, gremlin induced chaos, and other strangeness...' - Darkkin, the Tedious
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Zkullis
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

Experienced traveler meandering down life's path.

Smite the Damned. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Smite-The-Damned/Zack-Kullis/e/2940012784445 The sequel, Realm Crossing, to be released soon.
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shadowcat80
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

Born timid but found my voice
Help me down the crooked road. Lead me to the light. I'm not sure I know the way but with you beside me, I'm certain we'll make it through.
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Shopaholic
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

This is so much fun!  Okay, I'll give it a try.

 


1. So many words, so little time.

 

2. Obsessive compulsive free thinker needs help.

 

3. Racing thoughts in a noisy mind.

 

4. Teacher by day, writer by night.

 

5. Half blessing, half curse, that's Shannon.


 

I think #2 is my personal favorite!:smileyhappy:

 

 

 

 

 

"You found the bandages inside the pen/ And the stitches on the radio." - Gaslight Anthem

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Dan_Diego
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

"Born, raised, enlisted, wedded, fathered, existed."

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Whisperlynn
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

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Shopaholic, the first three sound like the first three lines of a poem!

 

 

"Still haven't left the waiting room." - Samantha Lynn

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TylerAE
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

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Empty minded, open minded, never minded. (laws of society and stereotyping)

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Darkkin
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

Wayfarer, one of a kind wonder.  - Darkkin, the Tedious

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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GS2991
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

I see endless battles, endless wonders.
Silence is golden,
Duck tape is silver.

Book Sharks: No need to breathe, just read!
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BookishBlonde
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

 

A happy childhood still in progress.

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shadowcat80
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A schoolgirl finding where she belongs.
Help me down the crooked road. Lead me to the light. I'm not sure I know the way but with you beside me, I'm certain we'll make it through.
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KathyS
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Re: Six-Word Memoir

My Life in a Nut Shell