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Posts Tagged ‘death’

And the Winners of the Michael Jackson Six-Word Obit Contest Are…

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

We had quite a response to “The Jackson 6: Six-Word Obits for MJ,” receiving more than 450 submissions via email, Facebook, over at The Huffington Post, and above all in the comments section of my original post. We couldn’t pick just three, so we’ve decided upon these five across five themes which popped up [...]

Contest: The Jackson 6 (Six-Word Obits for MJ)

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

It’s been said by many, including the editors of SMITH, that a six-word memoir can be a lot like an epitaph, the ultimate summation of one’s life. We’ve always been fascinated by obits of the famous and obscure alike. Now, by popular demand, we’re starting a new reader challenge category: Six-Word Obits. There’s only [...]

The Six-Word Epitaph in Action

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Since we started this project, inspired by a probably-apocryphal six-word Hemingway story, we’ve heard tell of the probably-apocryphal six-word epitaph “I told you I was sick.” It’s a great last-laugh tale, but I for one thought it was just that. No so, proves the equally clever Not Quite contributor Matt “Full life; impossible to summarize [...]

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