i can’t help it, I’m always on the prowl. Magazines, flyers, books, sites, the backs of cereal boxes, for pity’s sakes… you name it, if it has words on it, I want to read it. I scour, wander, search and I find. Besides my own edification, I want to find an interesting writing assignments for my students, and to that end, I stumbled across a book on six-word memoirs. I tore through it, wishing I could know some of these people who so succinctly summed up and shared their lives in this form.
How do you even begin to start when asked to state your life in a mere six words? Were it me, I could go in a number of different directions. My health? How about Need replacement body; this one’s broken. My family? Married kind, gentle, guy; never fight. Or, Won kid lottery, have three winners. My career: Best job: teens plus writing, reading. My hobbies: Chocolate: bake, frost, share, slice, savor.
Here are my favorites:
Curly haired sad kid chose fun.
Tragic childhood can lead to wisdom.
I live the perfect imperfect life.
Working with what God gave me.
Sweet wife, good sons; I’m rich.
Polio gave me a happy life.
We were each other’s favorite person.
There’s an interesting story behind these:
Almost a victim of my family.
Thought I would have more impact.
I fell far from the tree.
It was embarrassing so don’t ask.
Without me, it is just aweso.
It’s pretty high, you go first.
Overjoyed I’m not like my sister.
Well, I thought it was funny.
Now it’s your turn. I know I have readers who don’t post a comment but I’d love to see your six-word memoir. If you can sum up your life in six words, please do!