Inspired by the book Not Quite What I was Planning: Six Word Memoirs from Writers Famous and Obscure, edited by Penn alumni Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, the Hub decided to write their own six-word stories.
Have your own six-word contribution? Email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Anticipation is not just about ketchup.
Looking ahead. Looking back. No middle.
I love being indoctrinated by you
So many spaces, so few words.
chocolate chip cookie endowment coming soon
moved every year then came home.
So, um, what's up with you?
Sometimes I have a good notion.
I still dance to "Octopus's Garden."
I am looking for the (g)riot.
Sounded much better in my head.
ask me again in a month
Striving to remain childLIKE not -ish
riverrun, Finnegans Wake unread too long the
Google knows me, therefore I am.
What I didn't expect changed me.
Kathy Lou Schultz
The French: "1987--a bad vintage."
Music tastes just as good as
It took longer than I thought.
Kerry Sherin Wright
These years writing about those ones.
Bastard child of (moon)light laughter. Ha!
Slightly awkward, clumsy, asks many questions
Sometimes "awkward" is a good thing.
possible. Wishing I could go back. Im
The experience was worth the risk.
I can do it in five.
Some talent, big chip on shoulder
On second blush, it reads more
prone to confessions (of a variety)
no rhyming. loose ends are more
poetic attempts to win your favor
I made a choice about business.
it was not right with you
love go up down stop forget
How to fit/function/be okay.
frequently "awkward" is a good thing
live and die by your words
I should have brought a GPS.
Felled by dreams, saved by friends
Eat. Shit. Fuck. Laugh. Cry. Die.
It's simpler than they tell you.
I came. I saw. I sat.
there's always something to laugh about.
So many discards before sending this.
This is my life right here.
Please do not sit on me.
rarely lives up to her name.
finding a way without being sorry.
I stole codes reversed, ocelots. I!
At least friendships don't require visas
the hits just keep on coming
i'm not so good at following rules
life's an itch I can't scratch