Six-Word Memoir

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
-Ernest Hemingway

The above is thought to have been written by Hemingway after being challenged to write a six-word memoir. In my Content Area Reading and Writing class today, the professor had us each write our own memoir in six words. She also had us watch [this] silly little video for examples.

Such big ideas can be expressed in so little words. I think that it is a lovely concept and challenge, so I am going to make it a regular occurrence to write a six-word memoir. I am going to request you to do the same, whether on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog. Link it back to me - I want to read it! It could be about your life, your week, your day, your lunch, you. Whatever.


Shannon said...

Please someone, help the smart kids.

Kimberly said...

Sorry I'm late. I got distracted.

Anonymous said...

I love this. :)

Jessica said...

I didn't know, I'm not invincible.

Totally not my words. Lyrics from Oviedo, Blind Pilot. Favorite line.

Mary Draper said...

Control freak with what I can control.