Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Can six words describe you?

Heard on NPR: "Once asked to write a full story in six words, legend has it that novelist Ernest Hemingway responded: 'For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.'

In this spirit of simple yet profound brevity, the online magazine Smith asked readers to write the story of their own lives in a single sentence. The result is Not Quite What I Was Planning, a collection of six-word memoirs by famous and not-so-famous writers, artists and musicians. Their stories are sometimes sad, often funny — and always concise.

I keep trying to think of a good one but have only come up with:

I came, I saw, I giggled... or Why is it always 1 am?

I think I prefer Haiku.

1 comment:

Bully said...

"Stuffed full of fluff and fun."

By the way, C, thought you might enjoy this: a cover gallery of The Schoolgirls Own' annuals.