A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

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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 February 16, 2011


Right now, I'm reading:
The Siege of Stalingrad, Robert Moses (will I ever make it thru?), Cutting for Stone (not as good as The Tennis Partner, except where it's excellent), Little Failure, Lost Girls, Cagney by Cagney

My favorite story of all time is:
The artist of the beautiful. by Nathanael Hawthorne.Sweat by Nora Zeal Huston

In bed I like to read:
Nonfiction, memoirs, books on specialty gardening (conifers, orchids, lilies), psychopathology, medical narratives.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
anyplace I can find them. I'm not really 111 years old, I'm 300, but only feel 200.

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?
Mistakenly think love honesty and intelligence bring happiness.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Smart, pretty girl never realizes it.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Life During Wartime....talking heads

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Joseph Mitchell, but he daid.

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