Six words is plenty. Go Owls!

AJC book reviewer Phil Kloer has challenged readers of AJC.com’s book blog to a six-word-memoir contest.

The contest was inspired by the upcoming book Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, a collection of six-word memoirs compiled by SMITH magazine’s Larry Smith. It comes out in 2008.

Here are the contest rules. Are you ready? Entries have to be six words and must be submitted by midnight on Oct. 15th.

I thought I would give a nod to my favorite entries. Because of the injustice of the societal machine (or a mere violation of the rules), these probably won’t win.

‘’ By He speaks
October 11, 2007 12:12 PM

Ghetto life ain’t all bad yall.

‘’By scribe
October 11, 2007 9:29 AM

Now What?

‘’By Ronald Stroman
October 11, 2007 7:23 PM

Miss Venereal,isn’t a good catch.

‘’By claude
October 11, 2007 12:15 PM

Oh MY! What a night!

‘’By Sarrah Ellen
October 11, 2007 9:02 AM

Bein’ ruint frees you up some.

‘’By monteal
October 11, 2007 8:32 AM

everyday striving to keep Jesus #1

‘’By Jeff
October 11, 2007 2:50 PM

Freedom. Non-Interventionism. Constitution. Ron Paul 2008

‘’By finally
October 11, 2007 2:52 PM

Chilly or hot, still fighting snot.

October 11, 2007 1:20 PM


‘’By Carlos
October 11, 2007 2:24 PM

Why? Because.

And my personal favorite...

‘’By Prootwadl
October 11, 2007 1:26 PM

Burma Shave.

As far as the non-six-word ones go, I can’t tell if the posters can’t count, can’t read directions or if they’re just being ironic.

Anyway, they’re all great. Kloer’s post has apparently garnered the most comments of any AJC blog ever in the history of everything. I’d love to include them all, but I can’t, so instead I’m gonna post that link one more time for y’all.

Here’s my challenge to you, Dear Reader.

Feel free to write your own six-word memoir (one can hardly help it. Mine: Amazon recommends an Alex Trebek biography), but I want you to write a six-letter memoir.

There’s no deadline. There’s no prize. Just six letters (not characters).

To help get the inspiration flowing, here’s mine: Oh yeah.

There you go. I want to hear about your lives, and if nobody responds to this, I wasn’t serious anyway.’’