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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

6 Word Memoirs

Once challenged to write a full story in just 6 words, legend has it that novelist Ernest Hemmingway did just that: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

It seems now that this is a new "thing" in the literary community, only there's a twist. Now the challenge is to write your life story, or essentially your epitaph, in exactly 6 words; thus, your "6 Word Memoir." In fact, it appears that a book full of hundreds of "6 word memoirs" has recently been or soon will be published this year, authored by renown and obscure writers. If you just Google "6 Word Memoirs" you will find tons of information....

I've tried my hand at this new-to-me concept and have found it to be rather entertaining. Unfortunately, I can't publish them all here on "Read My Thoughts...," as I want to be a responsible blogger (he-hem, cough, cough.). Hope you enjoy and even more so, I hope you comment with your own 6 Word Memoirs. In no particular order, here we go...
  • How could I be so blind?
  • I'll never hit rock bottom again!
  • Long hair, short hair, long hair
  • God really does do what's best!
  • Joy does come in the morning!
  • Addicted to chocolate; cradle to grave
  • Your opinion of me doesn't matter.
  • Life gets better; butt gets bigger.

Now you try...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The LORD has really blessed me.

I love my cats and dogs.

You can't take it with you.

Adrian

Anonymous said...

The Devil made me do it...



Shay

Anonymous said...

I like animals better than people...


Shay

shehalljow said...

Theia,

I have spent the last hour reading some of your blogs! They are great! You are such a talented writer (which brings to mind-weren't you writing a short story you were gonna let me see?!)!!! I so enjoyed our brunch today-it had been way too long since we've spent some "us time"! FYI, I've already been praying about your trip to the beach-no deeper than the knees, k? If you go to Gulf Shores, we took the kids on a dolphin cruise and we saw tons of dolphins...I'll try to locate the name if you don't already have a place. Anyway...6 word memoirs-here's mine:
God, husband, kids, family, RFBC friends.
Mentally challenged at worst possible times.
Multi-tasking is a much needed skill.
Laundry grows quicker than dust bunnies.

Anonymous said...

Life Happens while making other plans...
Shay

TheiaC said...

I thought of another one...

I'm living a Bridget Jones movie!