The Stuff of Life

Six Word Memoir


We were recently asked to attempt a “six word memoir” in the online writer’s group I belong to. The example given is attributed to Ernest Hemingway, though it may be legend not truth.

Hemingway Example: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

Here is what I came up with. “Three sons. Few words. Much noise.”

Go ahead, give it a try. Submit yours as a comment to this post.


Author: Kim Harms

I am a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

10 thoughts on “Six Word Memoir

  1. Can’t think, not me, I’m gone!

  2. Thirst quencher, Living Water. Refeshingly free.

  3. Must run, God’s strength, enables me!

  4. My legacy, very talented son, daughter.

  5. Hurricane and butterfly coexist here.

  6. Demanding world, busy life, inner peace

  7. Seven children, two parents, one bathroom.

    I love these. 🙂

  8. With You, I am, not alone.

  9. Loving a Husker in Shanghai China

  10. Once lost, now free, PRAISE GOD!

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