Wednesday, December 8, 2010

RTW: six word memoir

It's Road Trip Wednesday

This week's topic:  Your six word memoir.  How would you tell your life story in six words?
I posted one of these a while back, and I think it still fits.
Here's the original post:
I saw this on Rachelle Gardner's blog and fell in love with the idea.

Can you encapsulate your life story in 6 words? Mine is:
Long trip, right back to beginning.

A project by SMITH magazine.

Try it-- leave yours in the comments.

Sign on at SMITH and submit your 6-word memoir or your take on a number of subjects including food, the digital life, america, love and heartbreak...

Or leave a story in their projects section: memoirs, exes, brushes with fame, or what's on your fridge. 

Then head over to the YA Highway to see the six words encapsulating their contributors' lives.


  1. WONDERFUL! It's beautiful. LOVE IT!

  2. Very nice. And thanks for the Smith magazine looks intriguing.

  3. I remember this post!!

    And as I recall, I used the same Radiohead quote I picked today...

    "We're too young to fall asleep."

    Reminds me that I've got too many dreams and goals to ever give up. I'm still a kid with the whole world before me, and I always will be. :D

  4. This one is so thought provoking. Good one!

  5. Ooh, I really love it. My six words were so disjointed, I love how yours flows.

  6. Ooh, I really have to think on that one. :)

  7. Love it! Gonna give the six-word challenge some serious thought!!

  8. Six words? Easy:
    vulnerability, invincibility, responsibility, taxability, sterility, senility

  9. I love this! I didn't know about the SMITH project. Thanks for sharing that.

  10. Ooh, yours is deep. I love it!

  11. LOVE it. It's so profound. :)

  12. wow - very poetic and thoughtful - like you :)


  13. Your kind comments are totally going to go to my head!
    Thanks everyone for stopping by!

  14. I like this, and it makes me want to hear a companion more-than-six-words memoir from you.

  15. So much said and unsaid in those six words. Love it.

  16. totally Kristin, that's what I like about not explaining it... I think it allows people to make what they will of it.


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