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Six-Word Stories of MMVIII (2008)
December 11, 2008, 3:21 pm
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I asked my friends to write a six-word story(es)  summarizing their year of MMVIII.  The exercise was inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s shortest story written:

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

2008 has not been a nice year for many of us, but recounting the year and trying to condense it to just six words may surprise you by what memories actually resurface.  Here are what I’ve compiled from my friends, those who replied, and I’ll keep updating them if I receive new ones. Meanwhile, please feel free to add yours here if you so fancy.

Roland

marriage, baby, floors, NYC, Okino, creation.

Nasos

Jesus Year???  Subverted by the Chinese…

Must read more weird “frenchie” stuff…

Anne

Rescued Bruiser.  Rescued myself; unused xanax.

Married 5 years; in winter wonderland.
Fun ‘dog house’ evenings; great neighbors.
“A New Earth’ tamed my ego.

Wanni

Be fruitful in every good work.

Alycia

Built new house, happy but exhausted.
Five parties, four weeks.  We’re crazy!
Despite new house, cat fur everywhere!
Beware!  Crazy drivers on Campbell Ave.  (for Alton)
Rat year!  I am uhhh… 24.
Resolution: unpack boxes by next Christmas.

Amy

when I’m grown-up suddenly becomes now…

Meredith

Change is your friend …. no, really.

Winnie

The tumor was not so benign.

Doc, can the anesthesia erase more?

Lani

New life in many different breaths.

Emily

From west to east, still spinning.

Brandon

Can I take the big step?

Learned, I love my friends’ voices.

Danny

God is good all the time.

It’s okay not to have baby.

Emma

the heaviest number i know: 3-0

Byron

Forty, kinda like thirty, but not.

Hideki

I ran, and kept on running.

Carol

Life changes. Friendship. Accident. Second chance.

Cynthia

Please God, let the recession end!

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In a much wider scope, Wikipedia chronicled of the major events of this tumultuous year of 2008.

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