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 Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy, Men and Cartoons by Jonathan Lethem, Programming Collective Intelligence by Toby Segaran

My favorite story of all time is:
Love In The Ruins, Walker Percy

In bed I like to read:
Sorry, I like to play my Nintendo DS in bed. That or sleep. :)

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
New York Times, "kottke":http://www.kottke.org, we make money not art

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 hammering. Enough with the hammering!

Timmy_Barkow’s Latest Memoir of 5

“Last time I forget the milk.”

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