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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Six Word Memoirs




Member since January 17, 2011


Right now, I'm reading:
A book I haven't finished.

My favorite story of all time is:
Life of Pi by Yann Martel

In bed I like to read:
The back of my eyelids.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Cooking websites. Recipes turn into great stories.

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?
Something to do with my two little girls.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
What seems perfect isn't even close.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Clair de Lune By Debussy

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My maternal grandfather. He died when I was very young. I'd love to read his six word memoirs.

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