Have you heard of Six Word Memoirs? According to SMITH Magazine’s Six-Word Memoirs website:
“Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Starting in 2006, SMITH Magazine re-ignited the recountre by asking our readers for their own six-word memoirs. They sent in short life stories in droves, from the bittersweet (“Cursed with cancer, blessed with friends”) and poignant (“I still make coffee for two”) to the inspirational (“Business school? Bah! Pop music? Hurrah”) . . . .”
I was reintroduced to the concept yesterday while listening to Robin Young interview Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleisser of SMITH Magazine on Here and Now*. As I listened to the conversation I thought about what six words I would want for my life. Depending on the mood I’m in my life can be anywhere from giddy and carefree to emo (a word I was introduced to by The Bee – thanks!) to a score of other feelings. Because my life DOES change so much, I thought I would highlight an area of my day and write a six word post. At the end of each week (or when the fancy strikes**) I will look over the posts and pick the one that I speaks to me and write in detail.
Wanna join in? Leave a comment and if you have a blog I’ll start a Link. It will be weekly. You can either leave your six words or your detailed post.
Getting ready to write six words,
*I’m on an NPR kick.
**My blog, my rules.