“I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets”

I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obscure

 Could you write a six-word memoir? How do you sum up everything about you in such a compact narrative? SMITH Magazine has published a small book of these six-word memoirs. “From cancer to creativity, prom dates to promiscuity, and breaking hearts to breaking laws, the memoirs in this collection reveal that often the youngest writers have the most fascinating stories to tell.”

Here are a few samples—you’re going to want to read them all.

Always listening, but never really heard.

Falling apart because Dad’s behind bars.

Okay with not going to prom.

Turn around and you’re all alone.

I love you. Please stop drinking.

I never got my Hogwart’s letter.

I am more than just gay.

Always all-county, never all-state.

Never been drunk. Never been happier.

God abandoned me, so I reciprocated.

Music and God are my constants.

Money’s tight; thankfully imagination is free.

We’re the family you gossip about.

You can add your own six-word memoir to http://www.smithteens.comI Can’t L


About Victoria Waddle

I'm a high school librarian, formerly an English teacher. I love to read and my mission is to connect people with the right books. To that end, I read widely--from the hi-lo for reluctant high school readers to the literary adult novel for the bibliophile.
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