Tuesday, March 3, 2009

6 Word Memoirs

I've been hearing about these little phrases made of six words that sum up a person's life--"not quite what I was planning"--is both an example and the title of a book by Larry Smith: Not Quite What I Was Planning; Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure. I didn't realize that the phenomenon started with Smith Magazine (Everyone Has a Story. What's Yours?).

Here are a few examples from the magazine's web site. 

On Love and Heartbreak:
The laws are different in Nevada
Told you that wasn't a girl
She read between the pickup lines

Adequate intake from Scotch food group
Lost Mother's recipe for tuna casserole
He wants me to make bacontinis

Recent contest winners:
Enter left. Move center. Exit right.
Climbed Mount Everest. Also compulsive liar.


the7msn said...

6 words, eh? Just checked out the smith mag site. What a find! Thanks!

Don't miss Hooked on Houses today - there's a must-see restoration.

June Saville said...

How about:
'Born beautiful
Living full
Refusing death'
June in Oz

clairz said...

Didn't know Oz
Before meeting June

June Saville said...

Is it worth the effort Clair? Must be.
June in Oz

Val said...

I love this! This is going to keep me busy while waiting at the legislature tomorrow. Thanks!