Six-Word Memoir

Posted on: January 5th, 2018 by


I’m going to begin 2018 with a rather short-but-challenging post: creating a six-word memoir. This is an assignment I will eventually be asking my students to complete, so I feel that I should do the assignment as well. So, without further ado, here it is:

Mother. Family. Cancer. PTSD. Friends. Lucky.

Feel free to share your own six-word memoir in the comments section. I would love to hear yours.

8 Responses to Six-Word Memoir

  1. Rebecca had this to say about that:

    This is great! I took a writing workshop once and we always did these as an exercise and for inspiration. My 6-letter memoir is:

    She exists but would love more.

    • Rebecca had this to say about that:

      Meant “6-word”

    • Beth L. Gainer had this to say about that:

      Hi Rebeca,

      I really love your 6-word memoir! It is a great exercise in workshops. I will be using it as a teaching tool for my classes and am excited as to what my students come up with.

      Thank you for participating!

  2. Eileen had this to say about that:

    Persevering through pain, struggle,
    Ultimate peace.

  3. Nomi had this to say about that:

    I once was a cancer virgin.

  4. Nancy Stordahl had this to say about that:

    Gosh, Beth, this is a hard assignment! I need to think more about it. Right now, what comes to mind is:

    Can’t go back, but still me.

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