6 Word Memoir

Here’s an interesting writing prompt that I came across online. It spawned from an original task given to Ernest Hemingway in which he was asked to write a 6 word novel. His response: For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.

Since then people have been writing 6 word memoirs.

I thought it would be even more interesting to see the whole process of trying to find the 6 words for my own memoir; to really see the underlying thoughts while trying to capture the perfect 6 words. From first to last, here is what I came up with.

I’m Forever Caring, Not always Doing,

Cannot find the right six words.

What are the right six words?

So many questions, so few answers.

Daring to be great, living content.

Overflowing with ambition, need some direction.

Followed set path, changed course since.

Off the path, so much darkness

Trying to live my own way

Lost: If found, send to Cleveland

Good person, better friends, best family

Still looking for a passionate cause

Lost: Authenticity. If found: Please Notify

 Still looking for true authentic self

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