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:

My favorite story of all time is:
The giving tree

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The news stand

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?
A completely unfocused cerebral affair.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Some people never decide what to do when they grow up and some just never do

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Latchkey kids

Steve_Schohan’s Latest Memoir of 211

“Save water, go commando, skip socks!”

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