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“Black sheep bleached while family dyes”: The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, August 6th, 2010

By Larry Smith

Each week, like a locavore finding the finest ears of corn in a farmer’s market, we choose our favorite Six-Word Memoirs among the thousands that grow in the fields of SMITH and SMITHTeens. Here are six six-worders we love from the week ending August 6. Click on each author’s name to check out more memoirs.

Best Imagery: “Black sheep bleached while family dyes.” —Wench
Quickest Narrative Arc: “Man of Steel. Starting to rust.”–steve_anthony
Most Positive Attitude: “Had chemo. Really cleared up pimples.”–oopsalittle
Deepest: “Everyone has scars, Everyone has stories.” —HearUsNow, from our newest Six-Word Project, “Six Words on Hope and Pain”
Best Pillow Talk: “We slept together over the phone.” —TheCatsPajamas, from SMITHTeens
Least Likely to be Mentioned in AARP Mag: “Spontaneous nocturnal orgasms post-menopause. Yeah, baby!” —Jebcrg

Plus: Turn these or any six words into a T-shirt over on our shop at Spreadshirt (check out filmmaker Sam Zalutsky modeling his own six, above). Follow us on Twitter one Six-Word Memoir each day that will surely make your day just a little more interesting. Join our Facebook group, which is like therapy, at just a fraction of the cost.

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