Recently I’ve become fascinated with a literary phenomena that's been around for a couple of years known as Six Word Memoirs. Several volumes of six word memoirs have been published and there are web sites devoted to sharing six words – and only six words.
Here’s the basic idea – using a minimum of six words tell a story – for six word memoirs tell your story. A classic example would be:
For sale: wedding dress, never worn.
The imagination can run with that one for awhile but you get the picture – a lot can be conveyed with just six words. Here are a few actual examples:
Voted most likely to succeed. Didn’t.
I’ll follow you anywhere, even Kansas
Fell seven times. Stood up eight.
Not quite what I was planning
It all changed in an instant
Dancing through life in sensible shoes
A friend of mine recently posted a blog (wait for it...wait for it...)suggesting that we evaluate worship each week with six word sentences. I thought about it but I’m worried there would be too many:
No idea where he was going….
But as I’ve been preparing an Easter message I’ve been thinking that a great six word story would be
The stone has been rolled away.
An even better story only takes three words:
He is Risen!
If you were to write your own six word memoir – what words might you chose?