“He Wore Dresses. This Caused Messes”

Tuesday, 21 November 2006

The title of this post is an example of a six-word memoir by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. Can you write your memoir in exactly six words? Here are two more examples of six-word masterpieces:

“Longed for him. Got him. Shit.”

Margaret Atwood


“For sale: baby shoes, never used.

  Ernest Hemingway


Our friends over at SMITH Magazine think everyone has a story and they want you to write yours in six words. If you use Twitter to do it, you will be entered to win a free (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition Apple iPod.

    How To Enter the Six-Word Memoir Contest
  1. Make smithmag a friend (Add Smithmag)
  2. Preface a six-word Twitter entry with “smithmag” like this:

smithmag He wore dresses. This caused messes.
(Note: the “smithmag” keyword doesn’t count as one of the words.)

That enters you in the contest and you will also get one selected memoir a day via Twitter. We’re excited to see what people come up with. For more information visit The Six-Word Memoir Contest Presented by SMITH Magazine and Twitter.