The Truncated Memoir

Every Wednesday, YA Highway asks their readership a simple question to answer on your blog. Once you answer, you link your blog in the comments for other readers to hop on board. This is Road Trip Wednesday.

Today's question: Write your six-word memoir.

I'm beginning to think the girls over at YA Highway might be sadists because this topic haunted me all night. How can you distill your life down to six meaningful words? The trick is to distill a chapter of your life that way. Still hard, but a wee bit more manageable.

Take The White One for example:
Covered in oil, rescued by love.

For those who don't know, the shelter we adopted Lucky from had found him covered in oil in a courthouse parking lot. Hubby fell in love with him as soon as we saw him.

Again, I have to think about those evil six words for me this time. After some thought, I finally got it figured it out.

A bored brain creates great things*.

What would your six-word memoir say? Don't forget to stop over at YA Highway to see what the other participants are saying!

For more six-word memoirs, check out SMITH Magazine or pick up Not Quite What I Was Planning.

Also! If you're interested in a fun weekend of writerly awesomeness, read yesterday's blog.

* Not to mention it also does stupid things, but I'm trying to stay positive.
_____ hit of the day: Shipping Up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys