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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Six Word Memoirs




Member since February 4, 2010


Right now, I'm reading:
The third draft of Monday's to-do list.

My favorite story of all time is:
The Count of Monte Cristo

In bed I like to read:
The final draft of tomorrow's to-do list.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The many magazines that grace my mail box.

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?
Distractions, both minor and major.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Release more of what you catch.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
It isn't so much one particular song as it is a series of earworms.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My child, as an adult. It is sometimes difficult to tell him stories about his family that came before. If he reads these stories as an adult, I will have succeeded in teaching him the importance of his past. If not, much meaning and depth will have been lost to the spectrum.

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