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Friday, March 17, 2017

The Six Word Memoir

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

The above is what has been termed "flash fiction", a novel in six words. Though I'd always heard this particular example attributed to Ernest Hemingway - a master of concise fiction - Wikipedia claims there is some dispute about that. No matter, I'm using it only as the jumping off point for today's bell curve mission.

How would your memoir read if you only had six words to tell it? Based on years of history, I'm confident no responses will materialize - online or off - unless I go first so, my first cut concludes this post. Who doesn't have time to read just six words, right? So, publish your memoir as a comment if you're so inclined; I think others will be intrigued by your attempt to tell your story, or at least by your brevity. But, at minimum, share your six words with me in some fashion. I am interested.


Stable start, eclectic "career", still searching.       

12 comments:

  1. Second daughter, second wife, second mother

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  2. Somewhat different, spirited, generous, curious, bright.

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  3. Diet will definitely work this time.

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  4. Productivity: blessing or busywork? Hollow accomplishments.

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    1. Kim; Two memoirs in two minutes; impressive!

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  5. Films, Music, Books Float My Boat.
    (Try as you may, it is impossible to drown me, Pat.)

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  6. She laughed, she cried, she died

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    1. Anonymous; Now that's what I call succinct.

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    1. Sue; Even shorter than six words; brilliant!!

      p.s. Been a long time; welcome back.

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