Six Word Memoirs II

Want a fun way to start off the school year? Something short and sweet, easy enough for reluctant writers and challenging for engaged writers. Try Six Word Memoirs.

Legend has it that the famous writer Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words. He wrote: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” The power of this story lies in the questions and possible meanings that the words could have. Why are the shoes being sold? What happened to the baby? Why haven’t the shoes been worn?

Years later, in 2006, a magazine publisher revised the challenge for his readers. He asked them to write about their lives in six words. The readers responded, and since then he has published more than a million of their stories.

What about you? What’s your story? I invite you to create your own six-word memoir. Write about your life, what you are doing, thinking, or dreaming. You can use sentences. Or not. Use punctuation to help guide readers to your message.

But remember, only six words. Feel free to share them using the Comments tab.

I’ll start with a couple:

Eat, write, exercise, sleep, dream. Repeat.

I am not what I do.

I’m Cheerios, cheese, and chewing gum.

Your turn…

Use the Comments tab to post them.


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  2. River says:

    I love mom and like magic. That is my 6 word bye.

  3. Hunter Nelttes says:


  4. Brooke Newman says:

    My six word memoirs is love,wolf,goat,lego,dreams

  5. david says:

    i love hiking with my cazins

  6. cadence says:

    me and my parins aregoin camping

  7. John Trost says:

    love plants,love dogs,love ferrets

  8. Kari McCollum says:

    My six word memoirs are:
    I’m all about sushi and fun. My life is full of love.

  9. Geovani22 says:

    ami me gusta jugar mucho y me pone feliz.
    me gusta ser amable para que nadie me moleste.
    quiero tener muchos amigos para que me ponga feliz.
    quiero que mi mama se ponga feliz y mi maestra.
    me gusta comer pasta mucho y tan bien picante.
    me gusta dibujar mucho y haser caras graciosas.

  10. Daphne Marks says:

    My dream be on Gymnastics team .

  11. Mason Mattos. says:

    Hi Mr.Young this is my six word memoir that describes my life. family,explore,sports,friends,ocean,autumn.

  12. kim cavasos says:

    I am hambeger, frinchfriy cococlu ,kid.

  13. Alejandra Rodriguez says:

    i love cats family christmas sharks

  14. Bradley says:

    foster, cry, no, mom, and, dad.

  15. Lucy Whitman says:

    Loving Family Friend, Books, Music, Soccer

  16. vayda lynn albarran says:

    I’m gum,sleep,family,ride,horses,chips

  17. Kaiana McCollum says:

    my six word memoir is:
    i’m all about sushi and fun. My other memoirs are:
    I will do the greatest things. I do the impossible of fun. I sleep, eat, read, game, repeat. Love is the life I live

    Those are my six word memoirs and i hope you all like them all :>

  18. Otto swensen says:

    I’m weird and funny. Its fun!

  19. julian macias says:


  20. Bradley says:

    foster cry no mom and dad.

  21. Anonymous says:

    hi how do you do a book

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