Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Six Word Memoirs: Michigan Football

The "six word memoir" is a relatively new literary development.  Its origins can be traced to Ernest Hemingway, who is rumored to have been challenged to write a story in six words.  His now-famous response is considered by some to be among his greatest works:  "For sale:  baby shoes, never worn."

Since then the genre of the six word memoir has developed.  Its objective is to distill a life story or series of events into six words.  Think of a haiku in a straight jacket, confined in a breadbox.

What follows is CTF's six word memoir of Michigan football in the modern era.  Like virtually every example of the genre, it leaves much of the story untold.

Feel free to leave a memoir of your own in the comment section using more than five words and fewer than seven.

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