RCPV Wins Six-Word Memoir Writing Contest (El Salvador)



Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” In November 2006, Larry Smith, founder of SMITH Magazine, gave the six-word novel a personal twist by asking his community to describe their lives in exactly six words. Anticipating the microblogging explosion, SMITH originally launched Six-Word Memoirs in November 2006 as a simple online challenge asking: Can you tell your life story in six words? We have published more than 1 million life stories on sixwordsmemoirs.com — and counting!

Most recently Smith Magazine asked about “love”


Six words on love & heartbreak

It was the best of love, it was the worst of love, and this month you shared it all. You wrote about loves that lasted (“Smoothing out wrinkles into old age.” — CanadaGoose) and ones crumbled (“Assumed lover loved me. My bad.” — l8leigh). Some relationships were a perfect fit (“Our jigsaw puzzle’s missing no pieces.” —CapeCodder) while others had major issues (“His toenails were a deal breaker.“— Neesha101). When all else fails, we recommend keeping a positive attitude like the unflappable RyanG: (“Well, Twenty-Third time’s the charm.”)

  1. “My car, like my relationship: Clunker.” — Ellis_Reyes
  2. “Gave up. Then James showed up.” — DynamicDbytheC
  3. “Heart connection, Seattle NY, distance irrelevant.” — @womanandbiz
  4. “All he wanted was another mother.”  — writersue
  5. “Once Burnt. Twice Broken. Third Beloved.” — _Poppy_

Worst: “Said, ‘Love you.’ Years too late.” — Ecrivain

Best: “The longest rollercoaster rides are marriages.” — BanjoDan

Winner “BanjoDan’ is the pen name for Ben Campbell  (El Salvador 1974–77)

Congratulations, Ben!

Ben Campbell

Check out: SMITH Magazine’s Six Word Memoirs



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