Monday, January 26, 2009


An email from the yearbook:
According to legend, Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a story in six words. The acclaimed writer’s response was, “For sale: baby shoes, never used.”

Here’s where you come in. The yearbook staff would like you to compose your own six-word memoir, to be featured along with your picture in the 2008-2009 Retina year book. It can be about your own life, your experiences as a teacher, and your time at Springfield, or anything you want.
"Could be worse, could be raining." - Igor

"I tawt. I taw. Puddy tat!" - Tweety
Need to trim my list (below), select one that deftly captures, evokes. That, in six glorious words, exudes marketability. Something Hollywood folk would green light and plaster on 16oz fountain drink cups.
Rainbows flow from me like syrup.

Don't judge anyone on six words.

Everyone breathing? Congrats! Here's your diploma!

Fragments are for grammar. Not experience.

Pregnant teen. Adoptive parents. Hilarity ensues.
I think one of them would make a great movie. Though, I'm not sure about the fountain drink cross-promotion.


Farfisa said...

Six words? How about these:

Collaborating? A few. Others still run.

Mr. McGuire said...

Commenting demands creativity, unavailable until tomorrow.

Ken Rodoff said...

Good! Tomorrow is Creative Commenting Day.

Mr. McGuire said...

Trying hard, unfortunately the problem reoccurs.