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“Former third wheel. Now a unicycle.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

By Larry Smith

My former high school classmate, Christine O’Donnell, singlehandedly shook up the political establishment, my neighborhood was summarily pummeled by a tornado, and I ended the week with an explosively fun birthday. And still: it wasn’t all about me, it was about you, the amazing SMITH community of memoirists who share the stories of your life six words at a time. Here are six six-worders we love from the week ending September 17. Click on each author’s name to check out more memoirs.

Best Imagery: “Waiting for the train and you.” —Arru1
Best Narrative Arc: “My faded scars show I’ve won!” —Eskemo
Most Specific: “I dunk Oreos for sixteen seconds.” —Scarecrow
Most in Need of a Backstory “I just got caught smiling uncontrollably.” —Sabel
Best Wordplay: “Former third wheel. Now a unicycle.” —Jude, from SMITHTeens.
Most Intense: “Pain inflicted physically, only numbs temporarily.” —OhMissVicki, from our new six-word project, Six Words on Pain & Hope, with the nonprofit, To Write Love on Her Arms.

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3 responses

  1. Jojo says:

    I love the one from Jude!

  2. Walking Sneakers says:

    My favorite is, Today is the time to live!

  3. Action. « Happinews says:

    [...] year, to my delight I was featured as a Six Word Memoir of the Day for my memoir “Waiting for the train and [...]

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