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SMITH magazine, an online journal, has published thousands of six word memoirs. They adapted the idea from a possibly mythical challenge to Ernest Hemingway- write a story in just six words.
"For Sale: baby shoes, never worn."
We're going to talk with editors of a collection called Not Quite What I Was Planning, Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure. Just a couple of examples: "Took scenic route, got in late," from Will Blythe. "I still make coffee for two," from Zak Nelson "Brought it to a boil, often," from Mario Batali.
Of course, I couldn't resist, so here's mine:
WBAI, WRVR, ATC, BBC, MLB, TOTN.
Well, more of a resume, I suppose. And we keep being told to keep those short.
* Check out more 6-word memoirs here.