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:
Eat Pray Love for the Second Time...I know, cliche but just finished THe Help by Kathryn Stockton...a must to all even if your not southern, like I once was.

My favorite story of all time is:
John Cheever, "The Swimmer"

In bed I like to read:
If the Buddha Dated

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
I have yet to venture off...any suggestions?

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?
I have mother issues...and issues with peanut butter cups from Trader Joes.

sdurden’s Latest Memoir of 100

“best version of me still forming”

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