Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Six Word Memoirs

I'm going to borrow...well steal...OK, copy a blog from my friend, Vinnie. The other day he wrote about Smith Magazine's Six Word Memoirs. Vinnie was recently had his as a featured story at Here's the story, copied from the website:

Six-Word Memoirs: The Legend
Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Last year, 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”) and hilarious (“I like big butts, can’t lie”).

Here's what I've written for myself:

Always alone, never lonely, that's me.
Cats, rats, dogs, horse: my family.

I challenge you to write a six word memoir. And check out Vinnie's blog.


Anonymous said...

It's fun isn't it?

I love yours!

Katreader said...

Thanks-it is fun. I thought of 2 more as I was falling asleep last night, but I don't remember them now!

Anonymous said...


No pen and paper next to the bed?

I'm shocked!

Katreader said...

Actually, I do have pen and paper next to the bed...I was just too lazy to turn on the light and write them down! LOL