Smith, an online magazine, gathered six word life stories from famous and not so famous writers in their collection, "Not Quite What I Was Planning." A few of my favorites include:
After Harvard, had baby with crackhead.
- Robin Templeton
70 years, few tears, hairy ears.
- Bill Querengesser
Watching quietly from every door frame.
- Nicole Resseguie
She said she was negative. Damn.
- Ryan McRae
Born in the desert, still thirsty.
- Georgene Nunn
A sake mom, not soccer mom.
- Shawna Hausman
I asked. They answered. I wrote.
- Sebastian Junger
No future, no past. Not lost.
- Matt Brensilver
Extremely responsible, secretly longed for spontaneity.
- Sabra Jennings
Joined Army. Came out. Got booted.
- Johan Baumeister
Almost a victim of my family
- Chuck Sangster
The psychic said I'd be richer.
- Elizabeth Bernstein
Grumpy old soundman needs love, too.
- Lennie Rosengard
Mom died, Dad screwed us over.
- Lesley Kysely
Painful nerd kid, happy nerd adult.
- Linda Williamson
Lept before looking, parachute for sale.
Found under rock, can write good.
Ask my shrink, she knows better.
If only I'd eaten my peas.
Turned over new leaf, drink more.
Try your hand...would love to hear them.