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“Bridal procession: wedding march or taps?”—The Best Six Words of the Week

Friday, June 11th, 2010

By Larry Smith

Each week, you send in scores of Six-Word Memoirs. Here are six we love from the week ending June 10. Click on each author’s name to check out more memoirs.

Best Imagery: “Very Betty with hints of Veronica.” —MsLoriJ
Most Literary: “Build my coffin out of books.” —DuckDuckGoose
Darkest Humor (With Backstory): “Mom mixed Dad’s cremains in sandbox.” —Loon. Bonus: Read a short, perfect backstory.
Most Conflicted: “Bridal procession: wedding march or taps?” —FinchGirl
Best Angst of the Digital Age: “I wish I could Photoshop reality.” —ManicMarlene (photo, above), from
Oddest Overheard Six Words: “I’m not that familiar with lunchmeat.” —Michael Callahan

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