Thursday, February 14, 2008

Six-Word Memoirs Contest - Winners!


I found it very hard to judge the extraordinary entries that everyone posted in the comments. They were all so good. But I measured them against Hemingway's most famous six-word memoir: "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn."

Today I am pleased to announce the winners of the
"Six-Word Memoirs" contest.

First place winner is Mo of It's A Blog Eat Blog World

Congratulations, Mo!

For your entry: "Came out, found love, now alone."

Second place winner is Kathi of Feathering My Nest

Congratulations, Kathi!

For your entry: "Period: death of a dream - Barren.

Third place winner is Janna of The Jannaverse

Congratulations, Janna!

For your entry: "Smiles hid the tears, every time."

I give to all participants in this contest the participant's award. Thank you so much! I had fun, I hope you did too!

(Cut and paste the award into a post on your blog. Or paste it in your sidebar.)
Here's the list of all the entries in our contest:
JC said...

Had it, lost it, still looking.

Bond said...

My life has changed, for better.

my son, my life, my reason

Mary said...

Married young, widowed young, remarried middleage.

Misty Dawn said...

Because of my grandparents - I am.

WillThink4Wine said...

Oldest of eight, life won't wait.

Jeff B said...

A mirror, reflections from my past.

genny said...

1. When we love, we receive love.

2. Want love, you give me love.

3. Love me, love me, dear tenderly.

Feathering My Nest said...

Period: death of a dream-- Barren

fathomless joy, secret within-- formerly barren
Jamie said...

Black sheep product found joy anyway.

Sandy Carlson said...

She works the lost and found.

AnimeFreak40K said...

I feel older than I am.

The Mama Bear (Penelope Ann) said...

One woman, One Man, Equaled Me.

Blind Date...Sex, Baby...Hello Vietnam!

Seen, Heard, Shadow I am Not!

I live Love, love to Live!

napaboaniya said...

Once a mother, forever a mother.

secret agent mama said...

All light gathers in the middle.

My camera illustrates what I "see".

Hold my hand, as I yours.

Blessings not acknowledged are often missed.

Me & my puppies said...

Searching 40 years, found my soulmate.

Yummy said...

I have started making a LIFE!

Janna said...

THAT one
deserved my bullet most.

Smiles hid the tears
every time.

I died once;
You never cried.

Occasionally I actually
Believed in something

Found you, lost...
Lost you, finally

Anne said...

Strange but I don't feel poor.

Coriander Dreams said...

I'm living, I'm loving.

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Art lessons! Gone with her prof...

Greg Finnegan said...

Here, short as ever, are some:

Love you forever. Don’t call me.

When she’s grown, I’m outta here.

Just cock the hammer, like this.

Oops. Now the airplane is inverted.

Iraq to Korea? About 12 minutes.

DON’T drink that … well, never mind.

If you’re sick, use my purse.

Sting ray? You’ve got to be…

A collect call. From the Pope.

Sure they don’t have a nuke?

Nicest folks on earth, the French.

Badges? Don’t need no stinkin’ badges!

I’m gettin fond of that bitch.

Read my lips: No new taxes.

I took initiative, inventing the Internet.

I didn’t live in this century.

Well, I am not a crook.

Everybody is ignorant on different subjects.

Nothing to fear but fear itself.

Marijuana? Once. I did not inhale.

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Life, without joy, is eternal death.

I have grown because of love.

Mariposa said...

LIFE is what I make it.

Mo said...

Every day above ground worth living.

Came out, found love, now alone.

Cats are better companions than men.

Soapbox Girl said...

I could not ask for more.

Roger said...

Take a dump, no toilet paper.

Maddy said...

Newbie - that looks like fun.

Chuck said...

My heart is in your hands.

Blogger just me said...

Looking around, exhausted;

Looking up, contented.

Travis said...

Lost football, Corps. Found different path.

forgetfulone said...

God and family; life worth living.

Been there, done that, loved it!

Gellianne said...

Simply me, just as I am.

Whatever, whenever, wherever, I will follow.

I still love to think more.

Donna said...

Drawing nearer the finish line daily.

Mica said...

Dream and expect, act and succeed.

Skittles said...

Despite everything I can still love.

Thanks again to all of you who participated in the contest. You made it a complete success!



Mo and The Purries said...

Wow - that was some competition!
Thanks so much!~

Mo and The Purries said...

"I won! I won! I won!"
is now posted @ It's A Blog Eat Blog World!

Durward Discussion said...

Those are great. Congratulations to Mo. Of course, I thought of another one after the contest was over:

It was very interesting getting here.

Sandee said...

Mo won. Yippee. He's so talented. Looks like you had a great turnout for this contest. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for doing this, Mary. I hope you'll host this fun again.

Janna said...

Thank you! :)

Kathi said...

Thank you so much Mary, for having this competion. I've never entered one of these,nor ever did it enter my mind to do so. I don't write and I have no idea how to write, especially poetry. I just wandered over to your blog for show and tell and got interested in your blog. I have suffered from writer's block since I was eight years old from a cruel and stern teacher. This was amazingly liberating for me. Thanks again. I'm so honored to recieve 2nd place. Good job Mo, and congratulations on 1st place. Everyone did great. Blessings~ Kathi

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

Mary :)
I've got a Valentine's Day gift for you
here. Happy ♥Day!!

CHIKAI ♥ said...

Mabuhay from the Philippines! Hopping from the Big Bang List. I'm No. 499-506! ;) Hope you can add me on your list. :)

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

It was a fun contest and Mo's entry was phenomenal.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those were such good entries! Congrats to all the winners and participants!

Unknown said...

Wonderful idea for a contest!
Congratulations to the three winners and I must say everyone had some great Six-Word Memoirs.


I enjoyed reading these. And
you have Dame Edna (lady in pink
hair) on your side bar, wow I
haven't seen anything about her for years! 1980's.........Ugh!

Rose of Sharon said...

Congratulations to all the winners! My sister Kathi got second place!

Happy Valentine's Day!

:0) Sharon