The Loft Literary Center has been having fun on Twitter today, getting people to sum up their lives in six words. A select winner will win participation in an online writing class. Here are some of the wittier responses:
I erred by caring too much.
Started scribbling at six, never stopped.
You would think I'd have learned.
Left too many books, friendships unfinished.
I came, I saw, I ate.
Never a bridesmaid, always a bride.
Theater major. Will work for food.
Wrote lesbian novel. Married a guy.
So much icecream, so little time.
I walked, fell, then grew wings.
Wait here, sweetheart. I'll come back.
Trust me, you'd rather not know.
My heart was right all along.
Stayed up all night writing this.
Tripping up the curb of love.
Failed, failed, failed. No matter. Learned.
Young, threw discus. Now, torn meniscus.
Crafty gal reporting on artsy world.
So which six words would you choose to summarize your life? Share your abbreviated memoir in the comments section, or on Twitter with #6wordmemoirs and @loftliterary in the tweet. Better yet, do both!
On my own at age five
Started flying, once I dropped anchor.
Entrepreneurial gypsy now dog-loving homebody. (That's only five, but I'm downsizing.)
Trying to have it both ways.
Wild party girl gets a job
Wonderful folks! Keem 'em coming - I'll post a new list of six word memoirs tomorrow...
Creative effervescence still mistaken as bubbly.
Hi, folks--if you live in Minneapolis, please consider adding your 6-word memoirs to 6 Words Minneapolis, a public art project asking Minneapolitans of all ages, languages, and neighborhoods to write their 6 word memoirs. You can submit at http://6wordsmpls.com and see all the memoirs collected so far right here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/6wordstwincities/