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 6, 2010


Right now, I'm reading:
Newspapers and Six Word Memoirs

My favorite story of all time is:
Well, if it's not the story of my life, then I'm failing at my daily quest for healthy self-esteem. However, that quest does not "unfavorite" everybody else's story. BTW -- Thank you, SMITH. Because of you, this community knows what I mean by this new verb.

In bed I like to read:
I endeavor to "read" my dreams.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Is it okay if I channel Sarah Palin and say, "Oh, all of them"?

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?
Zagged, when I should have zigged. Zigged, when I should have zagged.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Look at me. Hurts, doesn't it?

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
This life: "If I Could Only Have My Way" by The Marshall Tucker Band. Past life: "Fantasia On a Theme By Thomas Tallis" by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Bill Gates . . . AFTER he had been hypnotized into believing my words would end world hunger and bring about enduring peace. Oh yeah, and wipe out malaria. A couple of billion ought to be enough to get me started, Bill.

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