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“Dammit Red Rover, send SOMEBODY over”: The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, June 8th, 2012

By Lucy Tiven

This week, readers around the world said farewell to esteemed author Ray Bradbury, while Natasha Tretheway was named the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate. As scientists uncovered exciting mammoth bones in Iowa, authors at SMITH revealed their own stories, confessions and fears in these Six-Word Memoirs.

Best Spin: “Not lazy, I’m a selective participator.” -  jamja28
Loveliest Metaphor: “Dammit Red Rover, send SOMEBODY over.” - hieronimo
Most Eloquent Elegy: “Ray’s in the October Country now.”- Bevvie
Most Self-Aware: “My greatest fear? “Some assembly required.” - NumbrOneAunt
Most Persistent: “Online dating, take three, next week.” - dakat123 (profile image above)
Best Foul-Weather Remedy: “When it rains, I pour tequila.” - tracyloveshill

Plus: Check out SMITH’s call call for submissions of illustrated Six-Word-Memoirs by students, a new eBook with the TED conference’s new book division.

One response

  1. bevvie says:

    great memoirs everyone!

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