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wonders never cease Monday, January 9, 2012

bookish monday.

Early January:
All is possible for an instant.
Sunny days dawn; darkness falls early.
Resolutions are fresh but heartbreakingly vulnerable.

In this mood, we present a favorite work, Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak by Authors Famous & Obscure.

Inspired by Ernest Hemingway's super-short story "For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn," Smith Magazine ran open-submissions of memoirs in six words. Entries arrived from both famous and unknown, equally compelling. The first collection to result was "Not Quite What I Was Planning," which became a bestseller. Memoirs, however, kept coming. The most poignant were collected here. (Heartbreak, not surprisingly, outnumbers Love.) To whit:

I loved the idea of you. -- Audrey Adu-Appiah

Tomorrow, maybe, I'll sell the ring. -- Matt Tanner

He posted our sex tape online. -- Lauran Strait

He is married. I am not. -- Hope Truhart

Wonder-filled, and never a dull torment. -- Diane Ackerman

Heartbroken, until the bitch finally died. -- Christopher Moore

It hurts even worse in French. -- Derek Pollard

We'll break up before this prints. -- Porochista Khakpour

What once were two, are one. -- George Saunders

I thought we had more time. -- Joe Hill

Go ahead: share yours.


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