Six Word Memoirs: Everyone Has a Story

September 23, 2015

Six Word Memoirs: Everyone Has a Story

Six Word Memoirs: Everyone Has a Story

Six Word Memoirs: Everyone Has a Story

The Deer Park 8th Grade wants to know, “What’s yours?”


Rumor has it that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a six word story, and he wrote “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.”  Since then, American author and editor Larry Smith has taken this idea and changed it into a phenomenon by creating SMITH Magazine and his website: Six Word Memoirs. Now, schools, NPR, The New Yorker, and even celebrities have taken to writing these short, creative stories. Six word memoirs feature narratives about your life, day, the latest drama- anything… as long as it is told in six words.

At Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School, Miss Weisenborn’s class accepted the challenge to write their own stories. After voting on our top six memoirs, the elite are: Omary Gutierrez, Alexis Grooms, William Fischer, Samantha Heiob, and Michelle Pallas.

A Closer Look...
You can be the heroic villain. - Michelle Pallas
Locked in my mind, fooled by fantasy - Alexis Grooms
Sentenced for to jail for 12 years - William Fischer
You don’t miss me… You left.- Samantha Heiob
Tik Tok, you’re wasting my time - Omary Gutierrez

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Achieving Excellence Together!
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District Six Word Tagline: Deer Park Students Achieving Excellence Together!