Tuesday, October 28, 2008

the six word memoir

there is a (not so) current writing trend that is really pretty profound. short but profound. what it is is that authors, writers, and such are writing their whole memoir in just 6 words. some creative ones that i have found are...

Nobody cared, then they did. Why?
- Chuck Klosterman

70 years, few tears, hairy ears.
- Bill Querengesser

"For Sale: baby shoes, never worn"
-Ernest Hemingway

recently people have been putting pictures to their 6 word memoir and they have been incredible. here are some on this NPR LINK.

so i think it would be great if each one of us did one about ourself. perhaps post a photoshopped picture and 6 words, or just your 6 word memoir all on its own. either way, i think it would be so interesting to see each others lives in a simple 6 words.

HERE IS MINE:


..............LEFT BEHIND A LEFT BEHIND CHILD....................

alternates for mine:
always looking, never finding. feeling found.
lonely child found fame, lost self.


-stephen

so SO many good ones in the comments, everyone should read them all!
but few (there were tons) that really hit me personally are:

...everything changes; everything stays the same
...missing piece to a bigger picture
..."There is always hope. Rinse, Repeat"
...Looked before she leaped, missed.
....8,264 days, 22 hours, 47 min.
....Finding the sublime in the simple
...Starving artist with no artistic talent
...life solves all but one question
...finding my song--waiting to sing
...clay molded by too many hands.
...six words short of a memoir.