Friday, December 17th, 2010
Time may have declared Mark Zuckerberg number one, but we think our world of six is more fun than Facebook (and, in the way that matters most, a lot more private). As this eventful year draws to a close, we take the time to reflect on the wit and wisdom of your Six-Word Memoirs. Here are six six-worders we love from the week ending December 17. Click on each author’s name to check out more memoirs.
Most Fearless: “Teaching 18-year-olds poetry; pray for me.”—CuriousThing
Most Durable: “Our first divorce just didn’t take.” —Veronica Honer
Most Likely to Trigger a Bad Memory Among Adults: “Gym class slowly butchers my self-esteem.” —Chasing Inspiration, from SMITHTeens
Most Heartbreaking: “Five years in, three words missing.”—Ajaxx
Most in Need of a Backstory: “I wept, I hesitated: ‘I do.’” —Judith 17
Most Universal: “She’s my flashlight in the dark.” —Onion (profile pic, above), from our new six-word project, Six Words on Pain & Hope, with the nonprofit, To Write Love on Her Arms.
Plus—stuff that stocking with a Six-Word Memoir book:
Guess what we never tire of? Hearing how much someone loved finding a Six-Word Memoir book in a stocking or as a gift at a holiday party. Give the gift of six. It ages better than a bottle of $10 wine—and causes sparks, and conversation, to fly.
• Follow us on Twitter for the Six-Word Memoir of the Day.
• Join our Facebook group, where there’s a contest going on right now.