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“Adulthood snuck up and yelled, ‘Boo.’ The Best Six-Word-Memoirs of the Week

Friday, August 24th, 2012

By Lucy Tiven

As summer comes to a close, we at SMITH can’t help but get a little sappy. After all, there’s nothing wrong with a little sentimentality, right? As you read this week’s Six-Word Memoirs, don’t be afraid to let your nostalgic side show.

Most Suggestive: “Not losing hair. Finding it everywhere.” - treehugger
Worst Free Vacation: “I’m on an all-expenses-paid guilt-trip.” - Believe
Scariest Transition: “Adulthood snuck up and yelled, “Boo.” - The Angsty Poet
Most Unexpected Backstory: “35 year love affair culminated tonight.” - marymc (image above)
Best Wordplay: “I procrastinate; therefore, I do not.” - Bevvie
Most Touching Narrative Arc: “Even ugly ducklings learn to fly.” - priamsdaughter, from SMITHteens

Plus: Hey teachers and students! SMITH is now taking submissions for our forthcoming book of illustrated Six-Word-Memoirs by students of all ages, a new eBook with the folks at the TED conference.

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4 responses

  1. Allie C (TheAngstyPoet) says:

    Wow, never visit this part of SMITH. Very flattered that “Adulthood snuck up and yelled ‘Boo.’” is the best memoir of the week

  2. bevvie says:

    good ones as usual!

  3. marymc says:

    Larry, you kill me.

  4. lovelylizard says:

    Congrats to all. Excellent choices, Larry.

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