I’ve been participating in Six Word Saturday for a few weeks now. It was born after Cate read “Not Quite What I was planning” which is a collection of six-word memoirs inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s now notorious six-word story, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” So of course I had to buy the book. I logged onto one of my many favorite websites, half.com and bought it for the plane ride to Phoenix I anticipated being invited on but wasn’t. In six words, I’ll refer to that as: “Bought reading material. Trip canceled. Expensed.” Here are a few of the gems I’ve uncovered so far:
I still make coffee for two. – Zak Nelson
Never should have bought that ring. – Paul Bellows
Recent doctorate means overeducated and underemployed. – Philip Sternberg
Bad brakes discovered at high speed. – Paul Schultz
Followed rules, not dreams. Never again. – Margaret Hellerstein
I recognize red flags faster, now. – Kristen Grimm
Found true love, married someone else. – Bjorn Stromberg
Oklahoma girl meets world. Regrets it. -Gretchen Wahl
And then, just I was really enjoying this book and loving the flip of each new page, I ran across this one:
Blogging is easy. Writing is hard. – Jennifer Shreve
Damn. Ain’t that the truth? F***.
Added the obscenity to equal six.
Loosen up, straight-laced. All have vices.
Don’t know how to count hyphen.
Also don’t give a f***. Oops.
S***, said “f***”. F***, said “s***”.