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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Right now, I'm reading:
Antifragile, Bansenshukai, Les Miserables, Leaves of Grass, 999, A History of the World in 6 Glasses,

My favorite story of all time is:
"The Bet" Anton Chekhov

In bed I like to read:
Douglas Adams, Joseph Heller, Ray Bradbury, Earnest Hemingway, and Flannery O'Connor

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
East of the Web, Clarke's World,

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?
receiving a letter stating that I was pre-declined for an offer.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't worry. Just do it. Breath.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Blowin' in the Wind"

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
A billionaire with poor judgement.

BGourley’s Latest Memoir of 1163

“Pine oil scented flash backs abound.”

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