Friday, October 14th, 2011
In the news this week, The Simpsons faced cancellation but negotiated renewal, Seattle’s self-proclaimed superhero Phoenix Jones shrugged off his day in court and vowed to continue fighting crime, and the Occupy protests continued growing despite dozens of arrests nationwide. Mirroring the themes in the headlines, many SMITH members wrote Six-Word Memoirs about their personal challenges and resilient responses. Below are the best stories of the week. Click on each author’s name to learn about them and their backstories.
Timeliest Search: “I am still looking for America.” -Loon
Best Metaphor: “Lost estrogen. Quit smoking. Grew horns.” -ctgoods2
Best Wordplay: “Peered into beer, found queer mirror.” -MetaMike (picture above)
Most Unresolved: “Still fear the lunch tray walk.” -SKL
Toughest Narrative Arc: “Boyfriend told me to date others.” -Elisa Shevitz with Six Words on Love & Heartbreak
Toughest Revelation: “Found out the ‘tattoo’ was number.” -sisterpoet wtih Six Words on Jewish Life