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:
It All Changed in an Instant: More Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

My favorite story of all time is:
The Odyssey

In bed I like to read:
the insides of my eyelids

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
TriQuarterly, Twitter, jstheater, The New Yorker

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?
Things changing just when I thought I had them figured out

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't quit the good job. Seriously.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Amazing" by Aerosmith

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
David Remnick (Might as well go for broke on this one, right?)

BlissFord’s Latest Memoir of 40

“Keeping myself warm by the ire.”

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