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“Other People Have Issues. Me? Subscriptions.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

By Alyssa Jocson

This week, Justin Timberlake invested in bringing sexy back to Myspace, Double Rainbow Guy chose Facebook as his mode for his presidential campaign, and social network addicts continued to figure out what Google+ could do for them. While these folks were working on better connecting with others, hundreds of writers connected with each other at SMITH Mag by sharing well-crafted Six-Word Memoirs, commenting, and favoriting. Below are the best memoirs of the week, and for more reading material, click on each author’s name to link to their stories.

Most Self-Aware: “Other people have issues. Me? Subscriptions.” -TeddycatNC, with the most favorited memoir of the week
Best Sign: “Cemetery. Dove on sister’s car. Peace.” -Bevvie (picture above)
Toughest Narrative Arc:Gay kid, tough town, hard knocks.” -St.Chris
Most Meta: “Hemingway. Prolific author creates minimalist memoirists” -oopsalittle, inspired by Hemingway (”For sale: baby shoes, never worn”) birthday on July 21.
Frankest Talk: “Happy 16th, here’s some condoms. -Dad” -skyealwaysblue from SMITHTeens
Best Inspiration: “Part Han Solo, part Hope Solo.” -RainhaMom with the most favorited memoir in Six Words About Work

PLUS: Seven days left in this round of Six Words About Work. The challenge is to write about what inspires your best work—in six words. The best three from the U.S., UK, and Canada each win an iPad2 or BlackBerry PlayBook. And then the next Six-Word work challenge begins.

One response

  1. bevvie says:

    Another good week. Kudos to all featured memoirists.

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