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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:
Hell-Bent. Benjamin Lorr.

My favorite story of all time is:
Impossible to say.

In bed I like to read:
The insides of my eyelids. On pot.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The library. I practically live there.

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?
(answer pending....)

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You were right in your suspicions of the future impact of all the mistakes you are making. They didn't matter one bit.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
(answer pending....)

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Debbie Antilitz. You don't know her. Your loss.

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“Offered traffic cop my poetic license”

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