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:
Flannery O'Connor's collected short stories. Struggling to connect with them. Go Set a Watchman--Atticus is NOT a racist.

My favorite story of all time is:
Babette's Feast from Isak Dinesen's "Seven Gothic Tales"

In bed I like to read:
Crossword puzzles

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
www.litpark.com and www.odemagazine.com

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?
Holding on to my mayonnaise...really!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Be kind. Be brave. Dare greatly.

Writingformylife’s Latest Memoir of 21

“Love-always first. Bend more. Do good.”

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