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:
The Outlander series

My favorite story of all time is:
Tough one! If you mean short story, I guess "Hills Like White Elephants," by Hemingway or anything by Kate Chopin. Favorite book would have to be a tie. Pride and Prejudice AND The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood).

In bed I like to read:
Fiction or memoir

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Barrelhouse, Five Points

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?
Forever being told that something about me needs to change.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You will fall in love again.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Nick of Time, Bonnie Raitt

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

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