Things Don't Have To Be Complicated: Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students Making Sense of the World (Liz Pendragon, 17, attends Union High School in Union, Mo., where she is a senior)

Things Don't Have To Be Complicated: Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students Making Sense of the World (Liz Pendragon, 17, attends Union High School in Union, Mo., where she is a senior)

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In 2006, Smith Magazine started the 6 Word Memoir project. It took its inspiration from Ernest Hemingway who – it was said – was challenged with telling a short story in six words. Not just part of a story, the whole thing. His tale?    “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” [Sometimes it is written never used].    Devastating. David Wyffels illustrated some of the impressive entries received over the years for Oprah’s O Magazine.

In 2006, Smith Magazine started the 6 Word Memoir project. It took its inspiration from Ernest Hemingway who – it was said – was challenged with telling a short story in six words. Not just part of a story, the whole thing. His tale? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” [Sometimes it is written never used]. Devastating. David Wyffels illustrated some of the impressive entries received over the years for Oprah’s O Magazine.

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I keep this book in my guest room. Amazing how much you can say with just 6 words. 

"Six-Word Memoirs"

I keep this book in my guest room. Amazing how much you can say with just 6 words. "Six-Word Memoirs"

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