100 Word Challenge: Memoir

There is an urban legend about Ernest Hemingway that goes something like: Papa was once challenged to write a six-word story. He penned… “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

I say urban legend, because there really isn’t any proof that said flash-fiction was actually penned by Hemingway. Similar accounts even predate his account. It is a good story though.

Back in the day, a meme floated around the Inner Nets that challenged participants to write a six-word memoir. Like these 100 word challenges, it ain’t easy to say what you want with these restrictions.

My life story, condensed down into six words:

“Not the worst, better than most.”


“Moving too fast, can’t remember anything.”

This week’s word is:


What to do:

Using “memoir” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.