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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Member since June 4, 2009


Right now, I'm reading:
All kinds of books, fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, but favorite is non-fiction.

My favorite story of all time is:
I haven't found one yet, but would likely be one by Joan Didion. Have also become a Truman Capote fan.

In bed I like to read:
My dreams

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Pulse (if you mean online stories), New Yorker, NY Times, Twitter

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?
Loss, longing

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Explore, experience, love, learn, live, forgive

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Don't have one

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
The world

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