Great competition over on Twitter, one of those places that seem innocent enough, but if you think too much about it you''ll see how weird it is. It will have you hooked and converting your whole life to one-line present-tense events within minutes. It's all very now and poetic. So do go there. But if you do, have fun, like the rest of us freaks. And do check out that competition:
To write your memoirs in 6 words, like this post's title. The classic is Margaret Atwood's:
"Longed for him. Got him. Shit."
But the Twitter crowd churned out a couple of gems as well. Like: "He wore dresses. This caused messes."
So have a go yourself. It's quite a challenge. Of course, you'll ideally want some kind of beginning and end, at least implied. And some juicy action. Sometimes the action can be implied as well. As in Hemingway's brilliant little "For sale: baby shoes, never used".
Paradoxes are good for implied action, I think. Something like this: Died too young, but lived younger
Since I'm still alive, I can't use it, so feel free to submit as your own. I'll let you know if I strike up gold.