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.

So give six a try—and make your words count.


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Member since March 7, 2009


Right now, I'm reading:
The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson

My favorite story of all time is:
The "love" story of Oral and Psyche as told in C.S. Lewis' "Till We Have Faces"

In bed I like to read:
Collections of obscure love poems, classic literature, and local newspaper op ed pieces.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The Sun Magazine, therumpus.net,

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