Your life. In just six words
(please note, that's a 6-word contest name)
I contacted her teacher to let her know I was stealing her idea and it turns out it was a Smith magazine (and Twitter?) competition about two years ago! Then, I found the book (Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Famous and Obscure Writers) with the entrants so I bought it for my library to display during the competition. Totally cool.
I advertised it to students and staff and we ended up with a fantastic response! In fact, we had a staff competition (voted on by all staff via Google forms in our email) and a student competition (judged by 5 staff members at the school). Some staff members even wrote their emails that week in 6-word messages!
I was really impressed with the student submissions. Though many of the hundreds just listed 6 words that described themselves, about 30 created phrases or sentences. Here are our winners:
First Place: Lost without a book in hand
Second Place: I'm not weird, I'm just different
Third Place (a tie): I'm 2 complex 4 6 words and Everything is not as it seems
I wrote a couple myself:
- Seeing life from behind the lens
- Dance in the shadows of life
What would your 6-word memoir be?