This past Wednesday, my daughter comes home from school with a copy of her high school newspaper clutched in her overburdened hands. As she struggles to haul 60+ pounds of school cargo out of the van, she reads to me some of the more important and entertaining stories being reported.
One story I found rather intriguing was a writing contest, or challenge, that was being sponsored by the English Department: Write your life's memoir in six words or less! I thought "Wow!, what a great idea! I'm all over that!" To learn more, I did a little investigative reporting and managed to locate the first ever Six Word Memoir contest (thank you Google!). I was able to check out how the contest originators determined what a good memoir was and perhaps derive inspiration from some of the original entries.
So, without further adieu, here are a few of my potential mini-memoirs:
once, rather cute; now, terribly unattractive
when awake, perpetual motion; prefer sleep
words: evade, elude, taunt, torture me
when tough comes along, I flee
shit job: my name listed first
enviable, graceful, cultured, elite - I'm not
can't fathom inspiring; only manage surviving
still waiting for something to happen
Whew! I could go on and on ~ but I won't !! However, I challenge you, my lovely blog-reading pals, to come up with your own succinct brand of literary life summations and send them along to be shared!
Best of luck :)