Here's a couple of mine:
bullied boy ran bands, now blogs
lonely rocker met Redhead, now domesticated.
Applied to a day in the life, goes six words go something like this.
Walk dog, drink coffee, vomit words.
Update March 24, 2008 Whoops. I spoke too soon - - the Smiths item got cut at the last minute. So, for yer reading pleasure, here's what almost ran in Wired.
"Not Quite What I Was Planning"
The hook: life story, six words. www.smithmag.net asked visitors for really short memoirs and collected 15,000 nutshell bios over the past year. Now in book form, the best one-liners zing straight to the heart of the matter: "Nerdy Girl Smutmonger, Now Baby Fever.” "Became my mother. Please shoot me." And, from McSweeney mastermind Dave Eggers: "15 years since last professional haircut."