Six Word Memoirs

I love these. Said to be originated by Ernest Hemingway when he wrote, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Now it’s become a worldwide phenomenon, party game, and today’s blog entry. The New Yorker has a great article about it.

Here are some to get you thinking, then I want to see yours, folks!

Couldn’t cope so I wrote songs. ~ Aimee Mann

Joined Army. Came out. Got booted. ~ Johan Baumeister

Seventy years, few tears, hairy ears. ~ Bill Querengesser

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

Extremely responsible, secretly longed for spontaneity. ~ Sabra Jennings

Some cross-eyed kid, forgotten then found. ~ Diana Welch

After Harvard, had baby with crackhead. ~ Robin Templeton

Revenge is living well, without you. ~ Joyce Carol Oates

Me see world! Me write stories! ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Today mine is “Wanted to sleep late, but didn’t.”

What’s yours??

0 thoughts on “Six Word Memoirs

  1. beckycc

    Kudos! You guys are great … I knew you wouldn’t disappoint me!

    Here are a couple more I found:
    • Foot in mouth, but still talking. ~ Jennifer Allen
    • Got started. Learned how to finish. ~ Suzy Kaback
    • Little bit Lucy, tempered by Ethel. ~ Tami Maus

    And here’s a new one from me …. Facebook status updates control my life.

    Keep ’em coming, folks!

  2. beckycc

    Brenda …. great site! Thanks for sharing. I picked up three more faves from your readers:

    I didn’t do what wasn’t fun. ~ Kab

    Too soon old, too late smart. ~ MobyD

    Learned everything, then forgot it all. ~ RawBill


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