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:
Storm Prey, Small Town, Tres Sentidos

My favorite story of all time is:
The Gift of the Magi;

In bed I like to read:
mysteries, best sellers & politics.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Anywhere I see printed words.

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?
the adventures of moi

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Life ain't easy: be very strong.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
19th Nervous Breakdown

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
The editor -- who yells This old gal is great!!! :)

Kay_Dennison’s Latest Memoir of 98

“Ignored Easter; and last week's birthday.”

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