A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Right now, I'm reading:
Zero to One by Peter Thiel

My favorite story of all time is:
Animal Farm - George Orwell

In bed I like to read:
Childrens Literature and Reference Books

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The Public Library, This I Believe, Hello Poetry

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Getting yelled at for my lack of adherence to convention.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Be happy. Life doesn't always suck.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
I Am A Rock - Simon and Garfunkle

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My wife. She never reads anything that I write.

Ellis_Reyes’s Latest Memoir of 2407

“Confronting a defiant kid gets.... Defiance.”

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