Navigation Menu+

Six-Word Memoirs

Posted on Jan 26, 2009 by

Because sometimes less is better?

Six-word memoirs can be found in a book, Not Quite What I Was Planning.  They can also be found on the website of Smith Magazine where you are invited to submit your own six words.  But I think the best place to first encounter this concept may be at the NPR site where you can watch a slide show of twenty-eight memoirs, all excerpted from the book and paired with photographs and drawings.

Consider these—(three of my own favorites)—

Never really finished anything, except cake.  by Carletta PerkinsNothing profound, I just sat around.  by Daniel Rosenburg

Naively expected logical world.  Acted foolishly.  by Emily Thieler

So many possibilities.
Doesn’t this make you want to play around with writing your own six-word memoir?