SMITH Magazine Six-Word Memoirs

Inspired by Hemingway’s short story, SMITH magazine launched online in 2006. They challenged readers and famous writers alike to submit their own six-word memoirs for a contest.

People of all ages sent in short life stories in droves, and the results were poignant, hilarious, devastating and good lessons to all.

The site includes a teachers guide to help educators integrate the six-word memoir project into their own classrooms.