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“Don’t panic. Just bring a towel.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, May 25th, 2012

As Facebook stocks ebbed this week, Sixers rode their own depths and heights of their own sorrows and joys with the SMITH community. Some writers offered literary tips on intergalactic travel while others celebrated their own terrestrial journeys, in six well-chosen words at a time. Click on each author’s name below for more Six-Word Memoirs.
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“At a spork in the road.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Alongside this week’s wave of graduation ceremonies and spring flora, the nation also witnessed tragic news of the suicide of Mary Kennedy. As summer grows near, this batch of memoirs ushers in change and moments of transition: inciting laughter, alliteration, and sincerity.
Most Modern Rival: “My husband’s mistress’s is named Siri.” - Level1 (profile image above).
Sharpest [...]

“Your rhetorical questions are my novels.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

This was a week of bonds gained and lost. President Obama voiced his support for gay marriage earlier this week, sparking inspiration and controversy across the nation, the passing of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch saddened music fans across the globe, and the election of Vladimir Putin rekindled an old flame that many wished had stay [...]

“I make too many excuses, but…” The Best Six-Word Memoir of the Week + Money Rules Winners

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 [...]

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

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

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, [...]

“May the family dynamics pass over.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

There are two sides to every story, even if the story is limited to six words. Despite sparse tornados earlier this week, voters in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. still managed to schlep out to the voting booths and elect Mitt Romney in respective Republican primaries. Primed by vast experience playing jokes on celebrities [...]

“This is just a phase, right?” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

This week, a Starbucks ingredient shocked, hoodies became symbolic and a jackpot broke records. At SMITH our community turned the seemingly mundane to surprisingly meaningful in their succinct Six-Word Memoirs. Below are the best stories of the week. Click on each author’s name for more reading.
Best Hook: “I’m sporting new tatas worth $76,732.83!” -DynamicDbytheC [...]

“Writing is cheaper than a therapist.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

This week, a campaign aide Etch-A-Sketch’d down a candidate’s approval rating, fans hungered for The Hunger Games and outrage over the killing of Trayvon Martin fueled conversations everywhere. Meanwhile, members of the SMITH community made their stories heard in the form of Six-Word Memoirs. Below are the best memoirs of the week. Click on [...]

“Encyclopeadias Brittanica, you were my Legos.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, March 16th, 2012

This week, everyone said hi to Pi, ides and iPad. Meanwhile, the SMITH community played with words, sharing stories via Six-Word Memoirs. Below are the best memoirs of the week. For more reading, click on each author’s name.
Best Imagery: “Spring is flirting with my tulips.” -skyrocketjones
Biggest Adjustment: “New mom: living in three-hour increments.” -treehugger
Toughest Narrative [...]

“Dear Mind, Slow down. You’re tenured.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

This week, “Kony 2012″ uploaded Monday and became an overnight success, Tuesday was more Super for some more than others, and SXSW kicked off Friday, making for a big week for all the big names in the news. Even with their own busy schedules, members of the SMITH Community found time to share their lives [...]

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