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“Week dominated by death and taxes.” The Best Six-Word-Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

By Lucy Tiven

This week George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder, the Canadian penny was discharged as form of currency in Canada and the tabloids claimed that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were getting charged up in the Big Apple. This week’s Six-Word-Memoirs took intimate twists and turns as well. Some authors bemoan heartsickness or seek friendship, while others ail from more literal aspects of sociality and romance. As spring arrives, we begin to shed our layers, show some skin, and get our hearts and minds around the myriad problems that can accompany social life: embarrassment, confusion, disagreement, and exposure to germs.

Best Wordplay: “Reached limit: ATM withdrawal, voicemail, cortisone.” - Contemplative
Sweetest Revenge:” “I give rude customers decaf, everytime.” - kenzy7987, with the accompanying photo above.
Best Random Action of of Kindness: “Putting sticky-notes of encouragement in bathrooms. ” - TheFamilyRunt
Most Meta: “Working to improve my six life.” -Bevvie
Most Heartbreaking: “My characters have better love lives.” -novelkitten, with one of the most favorited memoirs on SMITH Teens.
Most Seasonal: “Week dominated by death and taxes.” -bobogal.

Plus: Earth Day is on the way this April 22, SMITH Mag and the EPA want to know: What are your Six Words for the Planet? The best ones will be featured on the EPA site, a new video and maybe even in a forthcoming Six-Word Memoir book.

2 responses

  1. bevvie says:

    kudos on great memoirs!

  2. Alyssa says:

    You’re doing a great job with the posts, Lucy!

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