Wednesday, February 11, 2009
He Should Be That Into Me!
I found this gem, on ye ol' interweb, and have been tossing it around in my head all morning. The idea of telling a story in six words is not a new one. Ernest Hemingway did it with, "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn." Nevertheless, Smith magazine is putting out the second collection of six word stories. This time they are about love, being that time of year and all. I think it's a pretty fun idea. Not because it is about love and heartbreak, inspite of that, more likely. The idea of boiling a story, situation, or event, down to six words kind of makes you think about which pieces are most important. I wonder if the writers of He's Just Not That Into You realized they had coined a phrase perfect for the the six word challenge.
Some of the others that I found particularly good/funny/heartfelt...
He sees the me I don't.
I finally threw away his toothbrush.
Inevitably, his obituary didn't mention me.
- R. Sue Dodea
If only he wasn't a Republican.
- Holly Fitzpatrick
If I get Chlamydia, blame MySpace.
- Hanorah Slocum
I'm not sure if Hanorah's six words make me laugh or make me sad. I think they make me sad. I think some courses in self esteem might do her well.
Feel free to sum up your love life, or your antilove life, in the comments. Try it! It's fun. Promise.