This phrase is from the cover of a book that I came across in the bookstore that changed my life. The book, Not Quite What I Was Planning: And Other Six-Word Memoirs by Authors, contains a collection of personal stories written in just six words. Ever since opening this book, I’ve been addicted to writing in just six word phrases. In fact, I’ve kept a six-word diary for months now.
I thought I’d share some favorites.
This one speaks to me now:
Trying hard. –Amy Friedman
This is how life should be:
Surprised them all. –Rachel Pine
I frequently pray a similar prayer:
God, grant me patience.
Right now. –Michael Castleman
Maybe it should say Mommy Dee:
I answer to the name mom. – Lynne Chesterton
Can’t help but wonder what happened:
True love was prevented
by leprosy. –Peter Hayward
Couldn’t have said it better myself:
Must remember: people, gadgets.
That order. –Brian Lam
Writing in six words: fun exercise!
Maybe something you’d like to try?