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:
Looking for a good memoir. No, really.

My favorite story of all time is:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Many blogs...some good, some truly awful.

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?
It would never be believed as fiction. Love, loss, illness, abuse, addiction, depression, and hopefully, all with a happy ending!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Not all those feelings ARE normal.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
May sound cheesy, but "I Will Survive'"

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Hmmm...I'll have to give this some thought.

jebcrg’s Latest Memoir of 335

“I want to want to live.”

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