Friday, January 20th, 2012
This week: Golden Globes for the stars, a birthday for Betty White and a blackout for Wikipedia. The headlines led to colorful imagery, but have nothing on the torrent of self-expression that poured out from the Six-Word Memoir community. Below are the best memoirs of the week. For more to read, click on each author’s name.
Most Writerly: “My muse must be a freelancer.” -TeaTopper
Most Self-Aware: “I’m not handicapped until I’m reminded.” -Heavens_Mantra
Toughest Narrative Arc: “I am hiding behind a username.” -radmadandconfused (profile image above)
Most Surprising Turn of Events: “Mom, dad, I’m not gay. Sorry.” -scarecrow
Best Wordplay: “Shame scarred me more than cuts.” -Contemplative from Six Words on TWLOHA
Most Timely: “Bring Wikipedia back. Project’s due Friday.” -mangafreak101 from SMITHTeens
Plus: Read about the Six-Word Memoir project in the February issue of Oprah Magazine.