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“Suffered from listlessness…started new list.” The Best Six-Word-Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

By Lucy Tiven

On Friday night, the opening ceremony of the Olympics not only showcased a performance that celebrated the world’s greatest athletes, but recognized each individual nation in the flagbearing ceremony. From the smallest and most remote nations, to the largest world powers, the march not only recognized athleticism, but diversity, pride, and the importance of banding together in celebration.

The authors of this week’s featured Six-Word Memoirs confront personal struggles, but also use their words to touch upon universal experiences, borrowing the language of old adages and modifying it to suit their personal stories and writing styles.

Best Reason to Re-Route: “High road apparently closed for repairs.” - Dean6805
Most Eternal Truth: “Family is forever. Dysfunction - an eternity.” - ctgoods2
Most Vicious Cycle: “Stressing over my inability to relax.” - sinatrablue
Bravest: “Half the salary, twice the opportunity.” -
Most Punny Solution: “Suffered from listlessness…started new list.” - AQScott
Most Inventive: “Planning conversations that will never happen.” - wanderingdaughter, from SMITHteens

Plus: Don’t forget to spread the word about SMITH’s call for submissions of illustrated Six-Word-Memoirs by students of all ages, a new eBook with the TED conference’s new book division!

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One response

  1. bevvie says:

    in the Olympic spirit all TENS

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