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 July 9, 2016


Right now, I'm reading:
The Little Free Library Book by Margret Aldrich. I'm finishing A Fine Romance: Falling in Love With the English Countryside by Susan Branch and The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Joel Fuhrman.

My favorite story of all time is:
It's a tie between Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

In bed I like to read:
Nothing too scary because then I would hear every bump in the night!

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
I get a variety of books from my town's small library. I have discovered that interlibrary loan is the best thing ever.

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 book yet to be written by yours truly.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Dreams require work. Get to it.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
So Small by Carrie Underwood and Small Town by John Mellencamp. I wish that both song titles didn't include the word small! lol

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My granddaughter when she's older or one of my children.

susiebell’s Latest Memoir of 287

“Biggest dust bunny is the landlord.”

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