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 December 8, 2008


Right now, I'm reading:
Tenth of December George Saunders

My favorite story of all time is:
Sense and Sensibility

In bed I like to read:
nonfiction, mysteries and poetry

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
mostly short story collections

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?
Why on earth do I have so much Junk, and how do I fit it in 280 square feet?

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
It's not so bad. Enjoy it!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Sunrise Sunset

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

Lori_Thatcher’s Latest Memoir of 24

“Why is it all so complicated?”

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