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:
Augusten Burroughs

My favorite story of all time is:
Oh, too many to pick just one! Have you seen Sophie's Choice - that's torture!

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Variety, Huffington Post, Salon, CNN, SMITH Magazine, The Moment, Best Advice in Six, Time

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?
Bad girl trying to be good.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Hang in there, just trust me.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Moby - God moving over the face of the waters (chaos, dipped in tranquility, wrapped in hope)

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Larry Smith

ChristineMacdonald’s Latest Memoir of 167

“She chose me, my life changed.”

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