Wednesday, August 4, 2010

And now, the Winner of the 6-Word Memoir Contest

First off, I would be remiss if I didn't give a shout-out to SMITH Magazine, the originators of the Six-Word Memoir thing. Good job, SMITH Magazine!

OK, we got a lot of good entries here. I carefully considered each one, but, in the end, there can be only one winner. Just like life!

Here are some I liked:

Allan's "Never got to see the Ramones" is a poignant reminder of the fleeting nature of life, not to mention punk rock.

Bob sent me "Daddy isn't coming back, is he?" which has its own sad power. (Incidentally, Bob has some very nice photos, which you can see here.)

Jessica's sentiment, "Fuck it, let's just watch TV" rings true and reflects a life philosophy I can get behind.

I paused at Daisy's "I am not who I say," in light of her admitted history of prevarication, and it added fuel to my theory that Daisy is actually a composite character created by a team of writers.

But I liked my fave right off the bat and the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it really is a life story in 6 words. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Winner is:

Leslie's "Sorry I called you an asshole"

So, Leslie, email me with your mailing address and Social Security Number and whatever other kind of info would be helpful and I will rush the incredible prize package worth $5.02 out to you posthaste. Congratulations, and thanks, everyone, for playing!

5 comments:

daisy said...

You don't really believe I am a composite character, right?

Also: Leslie. Congratulations on winning. I commend you. But you should NEVER apologize for calling someone an asshole.

TK said...

No, of course not, "Daisy"!

Leslie said...

winning this contest was actually in a dream I had the other night. Think about that next time you're high.

Todd X. said...

Daisy, we all love you--all of you. ;)

daisy said...

I like that this post is really supposed to be all about Leslie and yet I've managed to make it about me me me me me!

I am not a gracious loser.

Which could also be a 6-word memoir.