If you’ve heard of the book Not Quite What I Was Planning then you’ve heard of the of the six-word memoirs from SMITH. The New Yorker and NPR both wrote about it a few months ago. Here is an excerpt from the site:
Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Last year, SMITH Magazine re-ignited the recountre by asking our readers for their own six-word memoirs. They sent in short life stories in droves, from the bittersweet (“Cursed with cancer, blessed with friends”) and poignant (“I still make coffee for two”) to the inspirational (“Business school? Bah! Pop music? Hurrah”) and hilarious (“I like big butts, can’t lie”).
The contest I entered though is just about food, and not a memoir (heehee). Personally, I couldn’t describe my life in just six words but I can easily say something about desserts. There are also other story projects in SMITH, and they’re all pretty amusing. Check it out and let me know if you have your own 6-word submission!