This week's topic? A six word memoir.
A SIX WORD MEMOIR. I had to squint at my computer screen and reread the tweet on YA Highway last night, as I was sure it said sixty, not six. I even...for the first time ever...went to other RTW posts this morning to get ideas for how to write mine.
Hemingway was asked to write a six-word story, and he came up with:
"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."
I'm not a huge Hemingway fan, mostly because of the negative stereotypes he represents (in my mind) as a male of our species, but I do admire his minimalist approach to writing.
So, I tried it, starting with the, just-the-facts approach. You know, wife, nomad, teacher, mother, writer, but it felt more like an epitaph than a life. So, I dug a little deeper and found:
Okay, so now it sounds like a personal ad...but what I'm searching for is a better world, not a man:)