Hemingway’s six word story, the original idea for this theme was:For sale. Baby shoes. Never used.
I remember reading this years ago. However an American online magazine called Smith has picked up the reins on this and now brought out a whole book of the six worders. There’s a fab looking graphic novel about New Orleans there too. Nice work, Smith people. Today, Smith CEO Larry Smith spoke on the Today programme on BBC radio 4. This inspired listeners to write in with their own six word life stories, as below. Mine is: Traumatic experience. Eyes now wide open.
I knew I could be happy!
Foetus, son, brother, husband, father, vegetable.
Head in books, feet in flowers.
Trust me, I did my best.
Wrong era ,Wrong Class, Wrong Gender.
Love Mountains both ups and downs.
Wasted my whole life getting comfortable.
An embroidered sampler, with some unpicking.
Worry about tomorrow, rarely enjoy today!
Dazed and confused? No. Existential angst.
Pass the bottle before clarity returns
Luckily, never got my first wish.
Lifetime partner, love, laughs – what now?
I’m just happy to be here!
Four Weddings, Three kids, then cancer.
Intermitent loves here, there, now, then.
30 years two girls now branching.
Not quite finished, tell you later.
Really should have been a Lawyer.
Hasn’t Been A Jane Austen Romance.
Bored, so bored, so very bored.
Run over twice, thankfully still alive.
Aged child actress still seeking fame.
Married childhood sweetheart. Two kids. Content.
Born London, lived elsewhere, died inside.
Partner, pension, motorhome, life is good.
Some no-balls but several boundaries.
Apple leads to eviction of two.
Unfortunately I didn’t buy the t-shirt.
Philosopher, fire-eater, barrister, careering through life.
My life? Six words? God knows.
Knight on white charger never showed.
No A Levels but a millionaire.
Jennie, Emma, Jane, Sophie, Rose, happiness.
Any chance I could start again?
Lived, loved, laughed liberally and left.
Found it, Lost it, Found it.
Worked all life still paying taxes.