Monday, February 8, 2010

Memoir in Six Words

Pretty fun article from NPR about writing a six-word memoir. Smith magazine has compiled a collection of some truly great ones. Here are examples from the article:

Found on Craigslist: table, apartment, fiance.
Becki Lee

Met wife at her bachelorette party.
Eddie Matz

Family portrait: everyone smiles but me.
Ian Baaske

I picked passion. Now I'm poor.
Kathleen E. Whitlock

Normal person becomes psychotic on Twitter.
Robin Slick

Yale at 16, downhill from there.
Anita Kawatra

Here's mine: I live life off the cuff.

It's not great, but it's a decent first try, yes? My one colleague thought we could do it for all the students and fill the English wing of the school. We all liked the idea a lot--we'll see what the kids come up with.... Now you, readers! What can you come up with?

4 comments:

jules said...

here's mine:

low brow, middle class, high heels.

Leslie said...

Loved much, slept little, quoted prodigiously?

Ah. I'll think of something better.

die Frau said...

Yeah, I think I can come up with a better one, too. I do like yours, Les!

die Frau said...

My mom came up with a really good one:

I like where I am now.