Saturday, July 30th, 2011
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.