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“MarriageRx: More bumps in the night.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

By Larry Smith

Hurricane Irene’s wrath left many parts in her path not as bad as expected, President Obama jobs speech left many wondering who they elected, and the tenth anniversary of 9/11 left the world reflective. Through rain and shine, SMITH Magazine’s passionate community of storytellers distilled their lives and the world around them in six well-chosen words. Below are the best memoirs of the past two weeks (we took the end of the summer off); click on each author’s name to find more of their stories.

Best Imagery: “Summer should get a speeding ticket.” —Shanii00
Worst Imagery: “My sex tape’s on Comedy Central.” —BanjoDan, one of the most commented of the week.
Best Narrative Arc: “Faith in humanity restored by stranger.” —Talkinglikeateen, from SMITH Teens.
Best Wordplay: “I’m legen —wait for it—dary.” —Asian101
Best Medicine. “MarriageRx: More bumps in the night.” —LisaMoans (profile image, above)
Most Meditative: “Working hard for silence on 9/11.” —Wescoll

Plus: Watch PBS’s “Need To Know” segment profiling stories of 9/11 as told through Six-Word Memoirs and backstories, as well as an online slideshow with many more.

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  1. bevvie says:

    Kudos to the weekly best memoirs (and memorists).

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