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”).
Six 6-word stories I saw that I liked:
1. Foetus, son, brother, husband, father, vegetable.
2. Head in books, feet in flowers.
3. Wrong era ,Wrong Class, Wrong Gender.
4. Not quite finished, tell you later.
5. Worry about tomorrow, rarely enjoy today!
6. I’m just happy to be here!