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:
Jeff Shaara, A Blaze of Glory (about Shiloh)

My favorite story of all time is:
Tolkien's Trilogy

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The Library, the bookstore, on my Kindle...

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?
Local boy over-promises and under-delivers

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Hang in there - it works out

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
What I did for love

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My sons

EDGEGuy’s Latest Memoir of 11

“Always take the last flight out”

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