The 6-Word Memoir

So this was recently an assignment in my AP Composition class, and I wanted to see what the people here could do with it.

The challenge is this – write your life story, a part of it, or something about who you are in just 6 words. (It probably won’t meet the minimum character requirement, so add a bunch of ellipsis at the end or something, I don’t know.)

Ernest Hemingway was the first to come up with this, being the master of condensed prose. His memoir: For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.

Some anonymous examples:

Born sane. Went crazy. Found peace.

Sun rises. Sun sets. Keep hoping.

Was born. Will die. That’s life.

Love feels good, but heartbreak hurts.

That hurt, but I’ll keep going.

You have…two weeks.

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