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:
The fifth book in the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. Hey, I don't have a TV - I need something light now and then.

My favorite story of all time is:
Just one? Please. Impossible.

In bed I like to read:
Whatever is fascinating me at the moment. Could be fiction or non-fiction; it just has to be really good.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Hmm. I write them more than I read them. When I read them, it's out of books or zines.

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 concept that stability is an illusion...

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