So last night I was sitting in bed googling "story" because I was just feeling all lovey-dovey about it. (Does it sound melodramatic to say my heart was swelling with it?) So I came across the SMITH Magazine. It describes itself: "SMITH explores storytelling in all its forms. We’re personal and participatory. Read a story. Write a story. Come in."
They host--are?--the Six Word Memoir. Remember that? Where people write a six-word memoir about themselves? Their book is being released in February: I can’t wait!
My favorites are:
Spock, er, Leonard Nimoy has his "Full Body Project," photographs of "proud fat women" in black and white. I was feeling iffy about the idea, but I love it. The human body is a beautiful thing.
There’s also some diaries, including one tasteful and honest, non-Jerry Springer-type diary by a Dominatrix, called Writing the Whip.
I should mention here that there are plenty of non-sexual, non-naked offerings on the SMITH Magazine. The bits I’ve gathered to share are probably more reflective of me than it, LOL. It’s a fascinating site with something for nearly everyone.
I tried a few six-word memoirs, but they don’t feel right, yet:
Music, story: my life, my arts.
Alone. Independent, then joined. Finally safe.
Ten fingers: many words, many notes.
Kick, write, play music. Always striving.
What would yours be? (Or is, if you’ve already done it).