Online magazine Smith asked readers to write six-word descriptions about love and life and was bombarded with submissions. What would you say about life, love and work in six words?
Online magazine Smith asked readers to write six-word descriptions about love and life and was bombarded with submissions. Editors have just published a fourth collection, one of six-word memoirs, titled “It All Changed in an Instant.” They were inspired by Ernest Hemingway who, legend has it, was challenged to write a story in six words. He ended up with “For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” What would you say about life, love and work in six words? This is harder than it seems.
Jeff Brown, news editor
Life: Kids and grandkids all button busters.
Work: 30-year mortgage, worthless lottery tix.
Love: German bride, 35 years, total bliss.
Brian Citino, staff writer
Life: Small problems are not real problems.
Work: Without pay, it would be pleasure.
Love: You only get the one once.
Doug Denison, staff writer
Life: Make sure the gravedigger’s check bounces.
Work: Nine to five is for wimps.
Love: Find someone who loves your flaws.
Jayne Gest, staff writer
Life: Fleeting moments glued together by family.
Work: Putting up with nonsense for money.
Love: Sponsored by wine, beer and whiskey.
Sarika Jagtiani, staff writer
Life: Name’s Indian, if you were wondering.
Work: The media — we’re not all evil.
Love: Always a bridesmaid. Fine by me.
Maureen Raitz, editor
Life: Different last names, get over it.
Work: Thick skin, sense of humor required.
Love: Seek someone less crazy than you.
What are your six-word memoirs? Send them to Sarika Jagtiani at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and a description, if necessary, and we’ll post them along with ours.