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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Member since September 26, 2010


Right now, I'm reading:
"I Am A Cat" by: Natsume Soseki and "I Have Chosen To Stay And Fight" by: Margaret Cho

My favorite story of all time is:
"Le Petit Prince/The Little Prince" or "Peter Pan"

In bed I like to read:
I don't specifically read in bed. I do write in bed though! So I guess, I read what I write in bed.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Everywhere. Library. Internet. Newspaper. If it's in print and viewable to my eyes and it interests me... it gets read!

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?
Some bizarre comment, photo, costume, or moment backstage at a drag/gender performance or performance art event...

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