I know we talked about words yesterday but can we please talk about them again today? I heard a story on NPR a couple of weeks ago and it intrigued me. It was about the Six Word Memoir Project and I have become quite fascinated with it. I know the legend of Hemingway’s famous six word sentence – his, of course, is brilliant even if he didn’t actually write it – but I hadn’t realized people were actually writing their own six word sentences.
The challenge originally was to write your life story in a six word sentence but that has evolved into different themes of life, love, happiness, family and more. There are games and t-shirts and calendars all surrounding this topic. There are also photo caption contests which I think are really cool and I’m thinking some of those may start showing up here on the blog. I feel like I’m truly late to the party on this one, but still, I have written a six word sentence. Since today is the 15th anniversary of my mom’s death as well as my half birthday it seems like a good time to share it with all of you. Wanna see?
I changed my story for good.
Now it’s your turn. What’s your six word story?