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“Saw war. Pass the flask, please”: The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, November 12th, 2010

By Larry Smith

This week, America saluted its veterans, MSNBC spanked Keith Olberman, and bed intruder Antoine Dodson managed to extend his 15 minutes of fame. Yet through it all, we salute you for your heartfelt Six-Word Memoir contributions. Here are six six-worders we love from the week ending November 12. Click on each author’s name to check out more memoirs.

Toughest Narrative Arc: “Saw war. Pass the flask, please.’”—LNA, from Six Words on Coming Home From War, with
Most Nostalgic: “The child within won’t go away.” —JAD
Wisest, in a Meta Sort of Way: “Life is much simpler on TV.” —Apollo, from SMITHTeens
Most Inspirational: “Two heart attacks and still intact.”—Steve Anthony
Biggest Digital Bummer: “My avatar has a new crush.” —ctgoods2
Six Words to Live By: “There is someone who cares, always.” —Vicci, from Six Words on Pain & Hope, with the nonprofit, To Write Love on Her Arms.

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