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.

More than half a million short stories have been shared here. Read more about six.

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Right now, I'm reading:
Chuck Palahniuk's Choke (crazy but good)

My favorite story of all time is:
I loved anything by Judy Blume.

In bed I like to read:
novels, 10 pages at a time

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Narrative, the New Yorker, Sun Magazine

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?
Straight A student hesitant to rebel.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Do not get that ridiculous perm.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Here Comes the Rain Again

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

Maya_Stein’s Latest Memoir of 20

“Shabbos goy: Such a hard worker!”

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