Thursday, January 28, 2010

Six Word Memoirs

I ordered a book for the teen section at the library called I Can't Keep My Own Secrets : Six Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure. I know - it's a long title. But it's a great book. I couldn't stop reading these six word memoirs.

(The original idea surfaced from a challenge someone issued Ernest Hemingway to write his life story in just six words. He wrote, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn.")

Some of my favorites:

"Missed him. Must improve my aim."

"So deep in thought I'm drowning."

"I miss something I never had."

"I want to be little again."

It's harder to do this than I thought. I came up with a couple, "Finding myself while children are leaving," or "I was just 25. What happened?"

What six words would you write?

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