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 February 3, 2010


Right now, I'm reading:
"The Expanse" series by James SA Corey

My favorite story of all time is:
The Lord Of The Rings by JRR Tolkein. Simply an amazing story. Even so, the story of how my beautiful wife and I found one another is greater.

In bed I like to read:
I don't read in bed; that's for my two other favorite pastimes.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
survivingtheworld.net is superior humor and intellect in the form of a delightful webcomic.

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?
Seeing the brilliant idea I had yesterday being advertised in an infomercial today. By someone else.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Can't please everyone. Flaws are okay.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"The Warmth" by Incubus. For Jen & I, it's "Better Together" by Jack Johnson.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
A publisher with money to burn who likes to take risks.

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