SMITH magazine and Harper Perennial recently released a book called: Not Quite What I Was Planning--Six Word Memoirs By Writers Famous and Obscure. Media outlets, including The Seattle P-I, picked up on the idea and have solicited their own submissions.
I admit. I tried. I failed.
I wrote one, then several. Because I could not narrow down which part of my life I wanted to focus on, and I couldn't, obviously, fit in everything significant thus far: My family, my husband, my kids, my writing. Though that's close, at eight words.
So, here are a few different twists on the same life. Mine.
He came to me. He stayed.
I submersed myself in many words.
I loved my kids too much.
I loved my kids not enough.
I was easily distracted. Look! There!
Please leave your own six-word memoir in the comments section.