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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Member since August 29, 2008


Right now, I'm reading:
'How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse' anthologies, as many as I can find. I'm all about "forewarned is forearmed".

My favorite story of all time is:
NOT NOW, BERNARD. This "childrens" book is way too scary for kids!

In bed I like to read:
James Thurber, to make me laugh or cookbooks, to put me to sleep.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Every opportunity. A day without reading is a day without... just fill in your favorite thing.

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?
"Mary Hartman! Mary Hartman!", the 70s TV show about a woman's eccentric and convoluted family. Back then, my life was stranger than the show!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Nothing lasts forever; get over it.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
AMONG MY SOUVENIRS. My Mom sang this song to each of us kids from the time we were babies, every night when she put us to bed.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
A long-lost friend from HS: unfinished story, unrequited love.

rsqdogsmom’s Latest Memoir of 1605

“Could've fooled me without even trying...”

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