Few Words, Big Ideas

Six-word memoirs

Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Last year, SMITH Magazine re-ignited the recountre by asking their readers for their own six-word memoirs.

They sent in short life stories in droves, from the bittersweet (“Cursed with cancer, blessed with friends”) and poignant (“I still make coffee for two”) to the inspirational (“Business school? Bah! Pop music? Hurrah”) and hilarious (“I like big butts, can’t lie”)

This sounds like a good challenge for songwriters, who are always trying to tell stories and communicate big ideas with a very limited number of words.

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One Response to “Few Words, Big Ideas”

  1. Lazlo57 Says:

    i understand Mohammad Ali once wrote a poem consisting of two words . ” I Be! “

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