It is time once again for Fun & Games with Jenners!
So let’s take a look at some of the six-word memoirs that appear in the book that caught my eye, moved me, or tickled my funny bone.
- After Harvard, had baby with crackhead. (Robin Templeton)
- Watching quietly from every door frame. (Nicole Resseguie)
- Painful nerd kid, happy nerd adult. (Linda Williamson)
- I’m my mother and I’m fine. (K. Bertrand)
- Followed rules, not dreams. Never again. (Margaret Hellstein)
- Found true love, married someone else. (Bjorn Stromberg)
- And he nerded as never before. (Jon Thysall)
- Four children in four decades: whew! (Loretta Serrano)
- Dabbler in much, expert in none. (Joan Cady)
- Verbal hemophilia. Why can’t I clot? (Scott Mebus)
- Still lost on road less traveled. (Joe Quesada)
- Lucky in love, unlucky in metabolism. (Leah Weathersby)
- In a Manolo world, I’m Keds. (Colleen Cook)
- Never really finished anything, except cake. (Carletta Perkins)
- Learning to be great at mediocrity. (Christopher Reiger)
- Risked it all; wasn’t quite enough. (Greta Orris)
- Started small, grew, peaked, shrunk, vanished. (George Saunders)
- World backpacking decade ends with minivan. (Cindi Hounton)
- Underachieving…but willing to overcompensate halfheartedly. (Frank J. Lepiane)
- Lived like no tomorrow; tomorrow came. (C.C. Keiser)
- We were our own Springer episode. (Michelle Hogogerwerf)
- Almost nothing was under my control. (Joel Stein)
- Widowed. Forging reluctantly forward with faith. (TerriAnn Ferren)
- Must remember: people, gadgets. That order. (Brian Lam)
- Born in abject obscurity; never escaped. (James Blum)
How great are those? So now it is our turn to try our hand at six-word memoirs. Here are some that I came up with.
- When motherhood came, hadn’t slept enough.
- Always certain things will work out.
- Read. Read. Read. Chocolate. Read. Read.
- Sometimes let books replace real life.
- Awkward in person. Better on blog.
- Never was a good gift giver.
- Sometimes forgetful. Often annoying. Always hungry.
- When chocolate called, I always answered.
- Was never too tired to laugh.
- Many many crafts were left unfinished.
- Never did learn addition or subtraction.
Now it is your turn! I’ll leave this post up until Monday. When you have your six-word memoir(s), feel free to link up your post below or just leave it in the comment section. Do as many as you feel like. Once you get going, this is really fun!
Looking forward to reading your memoirs,