For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.That was the beginning of my favorite story I heard on NPR radio last February. The online magazine, Smith, had asked readers to write their life story in six words.
And oh I truly never knew how powerful six words could be.
I still make coffee for two. - Zak Nelson
After Harvard, had baby with crackhead.- Robin Templeton
Sperm too potent, now have triplets.- Renee Schunk
70 years, few tears, hairy ears.- Bill Querengesser
Never really finished anything, except cake.- Carletta Perkins
Revenge is living well, without you.- Joyce Carol Oates
Asked to quiet down, spoke louder.- Wendy Lee
Never loved. Always rejected. Good anyway. - Brenda
Watching quietly from every door frame.- Nicole Resseguie
Catholic school backfired. Sin is in!- Nikki Beland
Extremely responsible, secretly longed for spontaneity.- Sabra Jennings
Joined Army. Came out. Got booted.- Johan Baumeister
Almost a victim of my family- Chuck Sangster
Grumpy old soundman needs love, too.- Lennie Rosengard
Mom died, Dad screwed us over.- Lesley Kysely
Can you tell a whole life story in just SIX words? Oh, I beg to argue that you can say more in six words than a thesis. If your words re chosen carefully, an entire lifetime can be told.
What would you say? If you had to write your life memoir in just six words, what would you pen?
Tell me yours, I'll tell mine.