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 December 18, 2009


Right now, I'm reading:
Student Submissions

My favorite story of all time is:
Too many to count

In bed I like to read:
Anything that I can read without it resulting in back pain ;)

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Just about anywhere I read everywhere, man; I read anywhere

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?
Tis being written

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
It will be okay, I promise

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
'Into Your Arms' by The Lemonheads

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anyone who, upon reading, 'gets it'

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