Monday, September 13, 2010

6 words

Sometimes when I'm driving I compose haikus in my head about the day or about how I'm feeling or whatever.  You know haikus - 5/7/5?  Is that weird?  Oh, well.  So when I heard about this project I just loved it.  It's a word nerd kind of thing but I really do think that creativity is pushed to a new level when such limitations are given.

The Six Word Memoir is something the people at Smith Magazine began.  They've even published a few books on the topic and with entries from submissions they've received.  You can find one of the books here.  You can also go online here and submit your own six word memoir or read what other people have written.  Now, memoir to me implies that it's a piece of writing to summarize one's life but in this case it can be that, or even just the day or the moment. 

If you had to write your six word memoir what would it say??

Mine would say:  No idea why I'm so lucky.


  1. I do this with my students each year. They love it! They come up with much creative ones, much better than my own.

  2. I love it.

    My online group composes haikus to overdue babies to make them come out.


    Little Baby Zack,
    Stop making your mother hurt.
    Come out to the world.

    ^ too much? weird? ha ha you never know what you're going to learn when you post on your blog.


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