Friday, December 16th, 2011
This week, Facebook reminded users that it remembers everything, safety folks called for cellphone bans, and a nine-year war quietly ended. The headlines ranged from minor to momentous, much like this week’s Six-Word Memoirs. Whatever the range of meaning, SMITH members showed that six words is enough to make the minor powerful and the momentous subdued. Below are the best stories of the week. Click on each author’s name for more reading.
Best Imagery: “Emotional lasagna. Conglomerate of layered feelings.” -Contemplative
Biggest Brouhaha: “Women have cramps. Men have women.” -renegade whose memoir received the most comments this week in a very spirited discussion.
Toughest Narrative Arc: “Father’s funeral. Daughter’s birth. Flowers everywhere.” -TiffanyShlain
Most Nostalgic: “Made fewer heart mistakes at sixteen.” -kaytee
Best Punchline: “A preference for big ones: words.” -BourgeoisDork (profile image above)
Most Self-Aware: “We are not a concise people.” -JoelStein from Six Words on Jewish Life