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6 word memoirs

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Ms. Griego

on 10 January 2012

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Transcript of 6 word memoirs

Today will be short and sweet.
Say a lot with a little.
six word stories
I am trying, in every regard- Lionel Shriver, novelist
Fourteen years old; story still untold- David Gidwani
I'm too young for a memoir.
Only have one life, live it.
We are more than six words...
Hand too big for Pringles Can.
"Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Starting in 2006, SMITH Magazine re-ignited the recountre by asking our readers for their own six-word memoirs. They sent in short life stories in droves, 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”) . . . ."
Aleaha Martinez
One life… it’s like a rollercoaster.

Math does not work with me.

Dogs: they’re more than great, awesome

My mom rocks, just like dad.
Alyssa DeSpirito
Take care of the world ,EVERYONE!
Why can’t vegetables taste like dessert ?

I love almost every single animal.
Can’t live without them ,my family.
Colin DuffyGood athlete, good student, GO COLTS!
Got jabbed, in nose, didn’t bleed
Jessica Bymers
I am my brother’s punching bag
Haley Werlein
Live, laugh, love… all day long
Can’t live without them: mom & Dad
Can’t live without MY pepperoni pizza
Your task:

Write FIVE six word memoirs.
It should be all about you.
You can write more than 5.
Have fun, be creative, think concise
With your table, write five 6 word stories about....
No more, no less than 6 words.
About any part of the story.
Any character.
Examples
Tornado, bad aim, flying monkies, home.
New red shoes, very high price.
Scaredy cat, rusty man, straw dude.
Hot air balloon left without me.
Landed my house on a witch.
She's melting! Did not expect that.
Now let's practice with a partner.
Remember this!?
With a partner, write TWO 6 word stories
about Among the Hidden.

Characters
Setting
Theme
Plot
Anything!
Short, sometimes mistaken for sixth grader.
Lover of all things round , pudgy.
Husband, me, dog. We're all short.
Pretty funny for a teacher lady.
Always chooses cart with wobbly wheels.
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