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“Almost ordered an Italian husband online.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, March 18th, 2011

By Alyssa Jocson

The thing with following current events: one week you’re referencing Apple products, and the next you can’t take your attention off the earthquake and tsunami devastation in Japan. Just like the stories in the news, the Six-Word Memoirs submitted to SMITH every day range from light-hearted to heartbreaking. Below is a sampling of this week’s best. Click on each of the author’s names to read more of their memoirs.

Most Metaphorical: “Round peg, back to square one.” -Susan Breeden (profile image above)
Oddest Menu Item: “Almost ordered an Italian husband online.” -TheDiaryofHelenTash, who explains in the “comments” area below her memoir that the reasons for changing her mind include “the language barrier” and “no return policy.”
Toughest Narrative Arc: “Hey Depression, it’s been a while.” -foreverrain, from SMITHTeens
Most Conflicted: “Hiding from mom, open to stranger.” -CurlyJ, from Six Words on TWLOHA
Most Poetic: “Beguiled as child. Bewildered as adult.” -Contemplative
Most Innovative: “Filing for patent to reinvent myself.” -l8leigh

PLUS: SMITH founder Larry Smith’s presentation on the Six-Word Memoir project at South by Southwest Interactive was called the festival’s “Most Inspirational” presentation by KQED’s Amanda Stupi.

One response

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