Throwback SixContest! To celebrate Hemingway’s birthday, we’re going back to the start. Write a novel in Six Words.
Can you describe your life in six words?
The Next Book
The next Six-Word Memoir book is about our lives during the last year and our forecasts for where we are going individually and collectively. It’s called:
Where Do We Go From Here? Six-Word Memoirs from students, parents, and teachers on where we’ve been, what we’ve learned, and where we are going after a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year.
And you’re invited to participate! We’re looking for Six-Word Memoirs from you, your kid, and your kid’s teacher on this unprecedented year in our lives. The deadline for submissions is June 21st and each contributor will receive a copy, available September 2021.
A few prompts to get the stories started:
• What did social isolation feel like?
• What do you learn about how to survive being stuck inside with your family?
• What did you miss most or least about school?
• What have you discovered about yourself or the world?
• What did you learn to do that you’d never done before?
• What did you learn about that world that you didn’t know before?
• How do you think life will change now that this is coming to a close? What won’t?
• What are you looking forward to?
Here are what some kids have written so far!
Great moms aren’t always great teachers.
—Teo Rojas Cann
Daytime pajamas make great school attire.
I regret saying, “I hate school.”
— Riana Heffron
Was catlike: napped, ate, avoided humans.
Lifesavers: doctors, cousins, teachers, elections, Minecraft.