Friday, June 17th, 2011
This week, the Greeks protested deep budget cuts, the U.N. passed a gay rights resolution, and Oprah declared she would like O.J. to confess to her. Around the world people are making their voices heard on issues important to them, and here at SMITH, writers are sharing their voices on their own big deals via Six-Word Memoirs. Below are the best six stories of the week. Click on each author’s name for more to read.
Best Narrative Arc: “Unloved son becomes an adoring father.” -thepeopleseason with a memoir receiving the most comments in the Six Words on Dads project.
Best Imagery: “Teeth permanently stained with summer blueberries.” -Savita
Happiest Ending: “Attended wedding, missed bouquet, caught boyfriend.” -PalmettoGirl
Most Self-Aware: “Common denominator in challenging relationships: me.” -teri-tunes
Most Determined: “Seventeen, pregnant, poverty not an option.” -longlg (picture above)
Biggest Win: “My church potluck dish wins, bitches.” -jcmill, with the most favorited memoir of the week.
Plus: There’s still the weekend to write and submit your Six-Word Memoirs on Dads for a chance to win a signed copy of Adam Mansbach’s Go The Fuck To Sleep or the SMITH Mag’s latest Six-Word Memoir book.