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Posted: 18 September 2010 07:55 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Heard on Talk of the Nation
Can You Tell Your Life Story In Exactly Six Words?

February 3, 2010

Once asked to write a full story in six words, legend has it that novelist Ernest Hemingway responded: “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

In this spirit, Smith Magazine invited writers “famous and obscure” to distill their own life stories into exactly six words. It All Changed in an Instant is the fourth collection of very, very brief life stories from Smith. The tiny memoirs are sometimes sad, often funny — and always concise.

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Posted: 18 September 2010 07:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I had to laugh listening this last winter when I realized I already had a perfect one made up.

“The sound of one hand clapping”

WHAT’S YOURS ?

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Posted: 18 September 2010 09:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Let me think about that one! tongue wink

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Church; where sheep congregate to worship a zombie on a stick that turns into a cracker on Sundays…

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Posted: 19 September 2010 03:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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yea, come on CFI’ers…
top mine   tongue wink

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Posted: 19 September 2010 04:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Well, I did it my way.  wink

EDIT: Had to add “well” to make it six words.  grin

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Posted: 19 September 2010 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 19 September 2010 03:13 PM

yea, come on CFI’ers…
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No, my six words are “Let, me think about that one!”

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Posted: 19 September 2010 06:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Good times, bad times, full life.

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“In the beginning, God created the universe. This has made many people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.”
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Posted: 19 September 2010 07:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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asanta - 19 September 2010 04:43 PM
citizenschallenge.pm - 19 September 2010 03:13 PM

yea, come on CFI’ers…
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No, my six words are “Let, me think about that one!”

gosh I am oh so literal
LOL  LOL  LOL

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Posted: 19 September 2010 08:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Some starts, some stops, all good.

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Posted: 20 September 2010 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Laughed, cried, and then I died.

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“In the end nature is horrific and teaches us nothing.” -Mutual of Omicron

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Posted: 20 September 2010 11:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 19 September 2010 03:13 PM

yea, come on CFI’ers…
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I think Spike Milligan’s topped the lot. “I told you I was ill”

Stephen

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Posted: 20 September 2010 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Woke up too late, then tried.

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Posted: 20 September 2010 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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What?! I only get one chance?

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Posted: 20 September 2010 03:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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What was lost…is still missing.

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“I’m materialist, I ain’t no deist! It’s there for all to see, so don’t talk of hidden mystery with me.”
“Credulous at best, your desire to believe in angels in the hearts of men.”

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Posted: 20 September 2010 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Is it colder upstairs than in the winter?
I know it’s not 6 words. cheese

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Posted: 20 September 2010 07:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I don’t need six words:    “Succinct to the end.”    LOL

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