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:
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

My favorite story of all time is:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

In bed I like to read:
suspense, horror, thrillers

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
One Story, Oxford American, 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?
Chasing my passions instead of money

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Watch out for the student loans!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Gotta Get Up" by 4Hero featuring Jill Scott

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

ranwalker’s Latest Memoir of 10

“Broiled seafood without Old Bay? Really?”

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