Six Defining Words


Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Last year, SMITH Magazine re-ignited the recountre by asking our readers for their own six-word memoirs. They sent in short life stories in droves, from the bittersweet (“Cursed with cancer, blessed with friends”) and poignant (“I still make coffee for two”) to the inspirational (“Business school? Bah! Pop music? Hurrah”) and hilarious (“I like big butts, can’t lie”).

I was tagged by ZEN for this “meme” (I don’t really think I know the proper definition of a “meme”). It’s a six word memoir, inspired by Hemingway… I know I took this more seriously than I should have…lets really look closely at ourselves

Here are the rules:

1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the web.
4. Tag five more blogs with links.
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

My six word memoir:

Always searching, forever questioning. Still waiting…

For now that is my memoir…Enreal…
It will probably change before the next time you read this page…or not.

Here are where my curiosities lie…

1. Necromancer

2. Mark…when he gets back from vacation

3. Spaz

4. SurfaceEarth

5. Sea of memories

9 responses to “Six Defining Words

  1. Gosh, as if I don’t have enough trouble cutting myself short! 🙂
    Sounds like a good one, my life in 6 words, now there’s a challenge. I like yours by the way, have a feeling mine will have a similar undertone. Already know 2 words now just have to find 4 more.

  2. (((Spaz)))… Can’t wait…

    (((Zen)))…We are all on similar pages, thats why we all connect and relate…
    The pictures not mine, but I see myself in it…quite clearly…

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  4. I just wrote a post and out of nowhere came:

    “Getting older.In love with wrinkles”

    (Which is a condensed version of a my life in seven words : ‘getting older, learning to love wrinkles’.)

    Not sure whether that’s my final answer (meaning give me some more time), but I do like it so I thought I’d share the journey of finding my six words.

    Have a wonderful day.

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