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 January 11, 2011


Right now, I'm reading:
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

My favorite story of all time is:
The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann

In bed I like to read:
Lives of the Saints

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Killing the Buddha

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 write for Killing the Buddha and lots of other places.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You were right about everything, actually

MaryValle’s Latest Memoir of 118

“Your stupid attitude: cancer doesn't care”

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