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Six-Word Memoirs

22 Aug

This was a fun exercise, found here (via Vivinfrance; thanks Viv). Take the same headings as mine and write a six-word memoir for each one. You can be as honest or as vague as you like.

Best Advice Given Or Gotten:

Don’t put it down, but away.

Milestone Birthdays:

Eighteen: my parents set me free.
Forty: my age set me free.

Holiday Traditions:

Tree up together; tree down: mother.
Everybody’s home; everybody eats; everybody laughs.

A Memorable Meal:

The Spur: Christmas Dinner. Steak sucks.


Two brothers; one older; one younger.

Cheating Death:

Eldest Child: Pool. Slip. Alert friend.
Youngest Child: biltong: slap: sore back.

The Trip That Changed My Life:

First flight to South Africa. Sigh.

What A Child Taught Me:

We’re polite to strangers, not family.

Revenge Is Sweet:

But it belongs to the Lord.

The Worst Mistake I’ve Ever Made:

Paid ten cents: saw modern art.

Met Very Young:

My husband; our marriage matured us.

Growing Old Together:

We’re grey, cuddly and in love.

My Life Overall:

Has been happier than many another.










Writer’s Island Prompt Number 17

22 Aug

Hitler: An Argument In Favour Of Abortion

The worst mistake ever made:
Your Ma’s readiness to get laid.
Curse the dawn that gave you breath:
It led to sixty million deaths.
Cry for those who passed your way:
Disabled, Gypsy, Jew and Gay.
The saddest tale ever told:
You lived too long; you died too old.


We were asked to consider time travel: when & where we would go back to, what we would re-live or change.  I immediately thought of an old poem that I wasn’t quite satisfied with and I re-worked it for the prompt.


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