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:
Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Septys.

My favorite story of all time is:
The Art of Racing in the Rain.

In bed I like to read:
A real book made of paper or CNN on my phone.

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?
All is good. I have nothing to throw my hands up about. I am lucky...

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Everything is okay. Now and forever.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Long may you run. Long may you run. Although these changes have come With your chrome heart shining in the sun Long may you run." Neil Young

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?

LisaK’s Latest Memoir of 464

“Played it forward, then rear ended.”

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