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“My Guru Charges By the Aura.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

By Alyssa Jocson

This week, celebrities walked the red carpet, a 16-year old won the LPGA Tour, and two U.S. hikers finally made it home. While they smiled for the cameras, writers tended to their own audience at SMITH by sharing personal stories–all six words each. Below are the best Six-Word Memoirs of the week, with more to be read by clicking on each author’s name.

Best Word Play: “My son is resisting a rest.” -Steve Anthony, with one of the Most Favorited memoirs of the week.
Most Self-Aware : “Adored nor ignored. Sum of averages.” -Level1
Best Mood: “My guru charges by the aura.” -trust2020
Most Sensory: “Solitude, sometimes sweet wine, sometimes vinegar.” -BanjoDan
Best Narrative Arc: “Engaged in Jerusalem, Thank You God.” -Lynn Harris, who told the backstory at the “Six Words for the Jewish Life” live story show on September 21 (pictured above).
Most Meta: “I even lie to my journal.” -Rainbows from SMITHTeens

Plus: What’s your Six-Word Regret? Tell us in the Six-Word Questions section, and then join SMITH and the 10Q project for an evening of regretful storytelling— <a href=”

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