Posts Tagged ‘Six Word Memoirs’

Well it’s technically not Monday anymore but I’m still up so it’s still Monday and just enough time to post this weeks Six Words.  Last week I suggested that we might just write about ourselves.  My friend, Susan was particularly prolific this week, sending my several entries.  Great!!

1.  Still trying to figure it out – Susan

2.  Looking for a man with heart – Susan             

Man With A Heart

Man With A Heart


3.  So much to do, so little time – Susan

4. The holiday rush is nearly here – Susan

5. Different times mean starting new traditions – Susan

6.  Towpath PTO Spooky House Horror Show  – Sandy

7. Who’s that person in the mirror? – Me

Last week on the Smith Magazine site, the challenge was attitude and perspective influence your outlook.  Here are few of their picks;

1. “The key is laughing at yourself” – Christine MacDonald

2.  “that’s the thing about hitting bottom…” –Amanda.Sunshine

3. “They said: ‘It’s impossible.’ It wasn’t.” –Matthew Lingren

4. “Broken pieces make up beautiful mosaics.” –DeTiix

Here’s an idea for next Monday – How about Selling Yourself In Six Words?

Sale: Vintage model, needs body work – Me

Read Full Post »

I am loving the replies and responses I’m getting from a couple of faithful followers!  This is such a good brain game – although I believe Smith Magazine does not consider this project a game!  Their (Smith Magazine) website is an encyclopedia of Six Word Memoirs.  They have categories, contests, archives and more.  After I publish our reader’s memoirs, I thought I would post a few from their Best Six Word Memoirs of the Week.

Falling Leaves

1. Falling leaves make for slippery roads – Susan

2. Ghost!? Kidding!….Ummm What was thaaat? – Laura

3.  Guests brought pot, hostess couldn’t stir – Me

4. Enough with the campaign adverts already! – Susan

5. I am addicted to my I-Pad – Lynne

6. Trying to empty freezer for cookies – Susan

7. Beginning to look lots like Halloween – Susan

8.  High last night, hung over today – Me


And so from the experts (their contributors) at Smith Magazine, here are some of the memoirs deemed best of the week:

1. Let toddler take you for a walk

2. Give all grudges a proper burial

3. Seeing familiar milestones in changing landscapes

4. Inhaling this moment : My favorite drug!

5. Practice being bored, it builds character

Aren’t those great?  I strongly suggest visiting the web site, people from all over the world sign in and send in Memoirs!  

Our challenge for next week is HALLOWEN HORROR STORIES IN SIX WORDS!  But of course if you’d rather send in a random thought or act or anything else, you know it’s fine with me and will be published the following week!

Oh Horrors!

Oh Horrors!

Read Full Post »

How to apologize in six words, no more no less !   Well since my Monday consisted of switching summer bathing suits for fall sweaters in drawers and closets and packing up a LOT of food to take back to NYC and a quick last minute trip to Costco and Starbucks and some traffic once we hit the approach to the tunnel and two carts of stuff to pack up and unload and more than an hour to put it all away and then unpack and file all the bills and paperwork I brought back, I just about made it out the door to catch the bus to get to my Mah Jongg game downtown.    NOW that’s a run-on sentence and how can I get that into six words?  OK here goes:

Monday lost. No Time To Write                 or

Slow Start, Fast Forward, Day Gone

Last week I received some interesting Six Word Memoirs and here they are;

And Here Comes The Rain Again – Juanita

He’s Gone With The Summer – Sigh – Laura

She Knelt To Harvest Summer’s Labors – Laura

Where shall we go with this next Monday?  What floats your boat?  What are you thinking, feeling, loving, wanting, needing, missing?  Is there some current event provoking your thoughts?  Let’s distill this overload of over-information into just six words, no more, no less.  I’m looking forward to seeing what we get!

Read Full Post »

I love this challenge, well obviously since I try to incorporate it into my blog on a somewhat regular, no make that on-again-off-again basis!  I first learned about this in an old AARP article which featured  the Six Word Memoir Project.  That particular example seemed to be about near dying, really very interesting, I will post those examples sometime because they were very well written.

Once again my readers have come through with some of their own Six Word Memoirs and I’m pleased to post them.  They seem to echo the end of summer and the advent of Fall and that’s where we’re at here in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.  

1. Close the windows, heat is on.      Susan

2. On the ferry going home ~ Sad      Gail

3. Leaves falling along with the temperatures     Susan

4. Seasonal sinuses, cough, sneeze, hack, wheeze  Me

5. Flu Shot signs appearing once again  Susan

6.  Summer struggling to stay alive – 80 degrees!  Me

7. Weather schizophrenic , wardrobe dilemma, boots? sandals?   Me

I don’t have a firm idea about next week’s Memoirs.  Leaving it open to your creative minds, thinking about your life, your loves, your passions, your ideals, your job, your family, your kids – WHATEVER!!!  Just send it along and you will see it posted the following week. 

Read Full Post »

List of crossings of the Connecticut River

Scenic Route 9

Although it hardly seemed like Monday, apparently it was and still is…. sure seemed like Sunday to me until we tried to have breakfast at Sunset Landing and it was closed as it always is on MONDAY!

Regardless of the holiday, Monday still is a six letter word signaling the one day a week that Six Word Memoirs are welcomed, posted and published. And this week we have some great contributions! We were working on a couple of themes; Fall, Labor Day and in snuck Hurricane Irene.   THANK YOU ALL!! Here they are:

Lots of water fell, drowning VermontLauren

Sunshine, cooler days and nights, FALLSusan Celtic Lady


God‘s gift to us working schmucks – Spinny Liberal

First holiday flyer received today – Susan Celtic Lady
Well now we are all about kids going back to school and college.  I think September is second only to January when it comes to making resolutions.  It’s the beginning of Autumn, a prelude to the holiday season beginning with the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.  In other words, September is full of promise of things to come and I hope I’ve given you some food for thought for next week’s Six Word Memoir.





Read Full Post »