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“Remember to see past the clouds”—The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, October 1st, 2010

By Larry Smith

This week, the Facebook flick hit the big screen, the world lost silver screen legend Tony Curtis, and the country mourned a Rutgers student’s suicide at the hands of his cruel peers. Through our openings and closings, ups and downs, your Six-Word Memoirs continued to surprise and inspire. Here are six six-worders we love from the week ending October 1. Click on each author’s name to check out more memoirs.

Most in Need of a New Gig: “Tired of asking, ‘fries with that?’”—Kelley Allison
Most Lovely and Heartbreaking: “First love reappears, sober, pregnant, engaged.” —CousinHah
Best Imagery: “My balcony scene came crashing down.” —Jackielea13, from SMITHTeens
Most Poetically Meta: “Actually, I know I’m a Poet.” —Michael Van Kerckhove
Most Environmentally Poetic: “I recycle everything but my heart” —JeReve
Most Inspirational: “Remember to see past the clouds.” —Blondieffc (profile image, above), from our new six-word project, Six Words on Pain & Hope, with the nonprofit, To Write Love on Her Arms.

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