Could you tell the story of your life in six words?
I saw a post on Tammy’s Reading/Writing Life challenging people to do that as an exercise in brevity.
For someone who can be on the long-winded side, it was a pretty interesting undertaking.
Even though I’m generally not much for brainstorming — mine turn out to be more braindrizzles — I came up with a list, either as chapters for my life story or inspiration for a lot of memoirs.
— Not there, but working on it.
— Too competitive for my own good.
— Pasta? Get out of my way!
— Wondering where all the years went.
— No really, the door is locked.
As you can see, I’ve written about some of these, but if you’d like me to write a lot more than six words on any of the others, drop a comment.
And what would your six-word memoir look like?