Saturday, April 21st, 2012
The retired space shuttle took its last flight this week, while a saddening plane crash in Pakistan on Friday resulted in 121 reported deaths. On an unrelated note of eulogy, famed New Year’s host Dick Clark died this Wednesday, at the ripe age of 82. Abroad, in Syria, riots have erupted, while many college campuses across the nation lit up with “4-20” celebrations. Whether you’re celebrating the hazy weekend or opting for more lucid fare, take a moment to read this week’s Six-Word-Memoirs from the SMITH community.
Least Expected Role Model: “Bob Barker was my third parent.” - JohnBigJohn
Best/Worst Patient: “Faux crush on psychiatrist perpetuates illness.” - Faexandrova
Most Meta: “I make too many excuses, but… - littleglassfingers, with one of the most commented and most favorited memoirs of the week.
Most Sensible Narrative Arc: “Wine. Filed taxes. Need cheaper wine.” - L2L3
Earthiest: “Will these six words be recycled?” - novice, with Six Words for the Planet.
Most Poignant: “Lost in the world I created.” - she_strikes_again
Plus: Thanks to everyone who entered our Six-Word Money Rules contest. We are pleased to announce the six winners, chosen by Jean Chatzky for their six-word fiscal advice and reflections. Each memoirist will receive a copy of Chatzky’s new book, Money Rules. One of these writers, Undermom was also chosen at random to win a copy of SMITH’s Six-Word Memoir Game. Congrats all! Check out the winning entries below.
“Little house, little bills. Big life.” - Undermom
“Invest wisely, divest slowly, inhale deeply. “- Trust2020
“Am I going to use it?” - Patrick
“Avoid late fees and parking tickets.” -- Mzejay
“Romance without finance has no chance.” - Roberta
“Wants vs. needs. Know the difference.” - Marymc