Explain it to your grandmother
Breathe deep

Everyone has a story

Icouldfly

“I always claimed I could fly.” / New Jersey / Feb. 2008

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.” SMITH Magazine asked readers for their own six-word memoirs. Readers responded: 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”). A new book, Not Quite What I Was Planning, publishes hundreds of them.

Everyone has a story (mine is the caption to my picture). Can you tell yours in six words? 

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jelisava

The spirit moves me. I blog.

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