You may have heard of them. They're all the rage right now. Your life summarized in six words. Including these from local college freshmen. Some are poignant, some are hilarious. All completely anonymous, so don't worry. After you read, it's your turn. Comment with your six word memoir. Why not join in the fun?*
Let's get on with the show:
"You're old. He's young. Go away."
"He lied. I caught him. Asshole."
"Apparently he makes out with everyone."
"I'm still here. You're still gone."
"Let's throw rocks at stupid boys."
"I think I lost myself somewhere."
"Wrong place. Wrong time. Right person."
"Place your mouth here and blow."
"Can I get a do over?"
"My mom decided to keep me."
"Fuck it. Just ONE more drink."
"Born into a life worth living."
"Car dance and get weird looks."
"Stop flirting. You have a girlfriend."
"Life is great, but not easy."
"I'm not into living without you."
"I'm old enough to know better."
"Rub some dirt on it, kid."
"Never planned ahead. Now I'm behind."
"Scars are souvenirs you'll never lose."
"Mom, Dad. I'm gay. I'm sorry."
"Self-centered? Not me. I'm perfect."
"No condom, now baby, no life."
"She eats only to throw up."
"That fucking bastard hit her again."
"She said no and meant it."
"She's late this month, what's next?"
"Destruction was how it all began."
"How many people will see this?"
"The razor blade wasn't sharp enough."
"It was only a rough draft."
"Life is a canvas. Paint it."
I had to catch my breath after reading a few of those. Heartbreaking, messy, gorgeous stuff. And honest. And now I'd love to hear yours.
In other booksy-type news, thanks to Caryn, the gang at Drunk Writer Talk, Shelly, Tia, Pam, Joanne Rendell, Suzy Soro, Anonymous Coworker, DeeMarie, December, Larramie, Sue, TX Poppet, Halushki, Karen, Allison Winn Scotch, Eileen Cook, Gorillabuns, Rhianna, and Jelly Jules ... you all rock, frequently and memorably.
This week, pop over by Kristabella and Manic Mom to win signed copies of Driving Sideways; I'll also be visiting Robin Bielman and Cindy at Conversations with Famous Writers.
More blog tour stops on the way shortly!
*Did you see how every sentence had just six words? Was that annoying or what?