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“MISSING: One Backbone. Reward If Found.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

By Alyssa Jocson

This past week, fans mourned the loss of Amy Winehouse, the Norway attacks shocked the world, and the nation waited–and waited–for a debt deal. Sadness, frustration, and anger were common themes in the headlines and in this week’s Six-Word Memoirs. Below are the best stories of the week. For more, click on each of the author’s names.
Most Clever: “MISSING: One backbone. Reward if found.” -mel_is_hiding

Best Metaphor: “Internal compass spinning, mid-life crash imminent.” -endlessness
Most Conflicted: “I hate being bipolar, it’s awesome!” -hungry4abullet, who had the most commented memoir of the week.
Best Wordplay: “Leopard print doesn’t a cougar make.” -Carissima (profile image above)
Toughest Narrative Arc: “Out as bi, disowned by many.” -Won’t_forget from SMITHTeens
Most Invested: “Can’t quit. I own the place.” -ButterLily with Six Words About Work—Inspirations

Plus: Share your Six Words About Work and you could win an iPad2 or BlackBerry PlayBook. Our second challenge, “Inspirations,” ends at 11:59pm EST on July 30; our new challenge, “Bosses,” begin on July 31 and runs for two weeks.


One response

  1. bevvie says:

    Kudos to writers!

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