It’s been a poetic, lovelorn, literary week at the Takeaway. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked you to share your stories of love and loss, and to do so in exactly six words. These are our favorites.
As Valentine’s Day nears, we’re asking you for your biggest stories of love and loss. But there’s a catch: We want you to tell your story in just six words.
The year 2010 has been an interesting year: unemployment, multiple wars, the Tea Party, health care reform, Lady Gaga and even an “underwear bomber.” See if you can sum up 12 months in 6 words by entering our latest contest! Your submissions can be personal, political or pop-culture related, but please keep them pithy. Post your six-word entry in the survey below, and on December 29 we’ll announce the winners with Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser of Smith Magazine! The deadline for submissions is December 27 at 3 pm! Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser's most recent book is It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.
The Winning Summaries
Went from self employed to unemployed.
Lost 50 pounds. Found myself underneath.
- both Sandi Hemmerlein
Got masters moved home permanent intern.
Salinger waked. Haiti quaked. Oil caked.
- Coleen Goodson
Bedbugs, earthquakes, overeating, Snooki eclipsed Wikileaking.
Green Day on Broadway? Oy vey!
- Leigh Giza
I could not stop checking Facebook!
- Janet Villas
Kanye Tweeted all the important stuff.
- Galia Abramson