This week, the residents of Joplin were devastated by a tornado, Oprah aired her last show, and the Mavericks and the Heat cruised into the NBA finals. Those were America’s stories—the SMITH community’s were told in just six words. The best memoirs of the week are below, and, to read more, go to SMITH Mag’s Six-Word Memoir project.
Most Playful: “Feeling trapped in game of Clue.” -meepmeep, whose memoir received the most comme
Most Nostalgic: “Before digital, I had fewer memories.” -jennyLovebeam
Most Self-Aware: “Middle class: Above poverty. Below dreams.” -grenadine
Best Imagery: “Me: open book. Family: locked diary.” -jebcrg
Best Wordplay: “Worry lines getting longer every day.” notjustagirlintheworld
Biggest Dilemma: “Scholarships or military, my only out.” -amh</a> from SMITHTeens