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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My favorite story of all time is:
C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. Simple, but they've always cheered me up and made me believe in greater things through the years.

In bed I like to read:
Anything. It means I get to read, a privilege that has been rather lacking of late.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
XKCD, Wired, 101cookbooks, DeviantART, and NaNoWriMo.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?
Feeling the need to get out there and have an adventure.

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“And then I sold my hair.”

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