Thursday, March 17, 2016

SOL #18: Six Word Memoir



I'm coming off of two 14 hours days, so keeping it short.

Books, coffee are life.  (Sorry, family.)



Written as part of the Slice of Life March writing challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers


16 comments:

  1. Six word memoirs are so fun. I love the acknowledgement to your family.

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  2. Six word memoirs are so fun. I love the acknowledgement to your family.

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    1. They probably do come first, but it's funnier to claim they're in 3rd place, right?

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  3. You, Kid, are the pages
    of this book:
    I am flipping through contexts
    as I highlight your moments,
    and then bind you in memories
    before you grow up and out.

    You, Kid, are my cup of coffee,
    the bubbling surprise
    of each morning.
    I drink deep of the remembering,
    closing my eyes
    in thoughts of warmth
    and sunrise.

    --Kevin, using your six words to spark poem as comment. Thank you.

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    1. Well, that's--wow--your poem puts my hasty sentence to shame! I love it.

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  4. What a clever way to express yourself!

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  5. Definitely going to try this format. Books I relate to, coffee I can do without.

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  6. Definitely going to try this format. Books I relate to, coffee I can do without.

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  7. I want to steal this because it's so true and very cool. I wonder what mine could be... Happy Friday! I know I've been absent this week, but you are my favorite new slicer and I have catching up to do :)

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    1. Awww, that's so sweet! Last week they asked first time slicers who has been the most supportive member of the community, and I said you. I appreciate how you address both content and the writing decisions I make. I've been blogging since last June, but haven't thought this hard about HOW I write since college (a long time ago!).

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  8. Nice! The "six word memoir" goes hand-in-hand with #EDtime2wrt. It will take "sticky note writing" to a new level, especially for students.

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    1. My English department colleagues did some six word memoirs with their students last fall, and they started by asking teachers to submit theirs to a powerpoint they used to teach the form. I thought it was a great way to let us share something of ourselves with the kids, and also to say, "Hey, if your math/science/PE teacher can write these, so can you!"

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  9. Love six word memoirs, just haven't figured out mine yet.

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    1. I am such a wordy writer that this is a big challenge for me. I could write a whole series of them, which seems to kind of miss the point!

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  10. A six-word memoir would be a challenge for my wordy kids and my shy kids - must try!

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