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:
Sweet Thunder - Ivan Doig

My favorite story of all time is:
Lonesome Dove

In bed I like to read:
with my cat sleeping on my lap

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 title "believe it or not!"

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
you think THIS is bad? HAH!!!

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
my mom, if she were still alive

Raven_OKeefe’s Latest Memoir of 1691

“little compunction about lying to assholes.”

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