Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Ultrashort Writing Challenge

Hey, readers and writers — here's a fun exercise making the social-networking rounds. The instructions are simple: Write your six-word memoir. (Ever see Hemingway's famous six-word story, which he dubbed the best work of his career?* This is like that, only you're supposed to stick to memoir.)

Many folks have offered up a word list, but a memoir is a story, dang it, and that's how I played. Here's mine:

I've succeeded in all my failures.

Share YOUR memoir in the comment section. Come on, wordsmiths! You know you want to!




*"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."

13 comments:

Jenny Schwartzberg said...

Just keep trying and anything's possible.

Jennifer said...

Happily grown from weird to eccentric.

Lisa said...

Good ones, Jenny and Jennifer!

ReadingTub said...

Booking through life with great stories.

Lisa said...

Love that, ReadingTub!

Sally Murphy said...

I came, I saw, I wrote.

Lisa said...

Cute one, Sally!

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

Old submariner with family and books.

Fuse #8 said...

And yet nothing did not happen.

Lisa said...

More goodies from RM1 and Fuse #8 -- fun!

Robert A Meacham said...

'one second snapshot,Lifetime of Memories"

Lisa said...

Nice, thanks for playing, Robert!

a. fortis said...

Wow, guys! These are awesome. Here's one, just for fun:

Art doesn't pay. Dad was right.