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:
ISLAND by Alistair MacLeod.

My favorite story of all time is:
Asking me to choose a favorite story is akin to asking me to pick a favorite child. It's impossible, because each favorite has it's own virtues and reasons for being a favorite.

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
I read everywhere and everything. Even the backs of cereal boxes. Recommend something for me to read, and I'll be overjoyed.

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?
Tears, laughter, sadness, joy and peace.

LauraLawless’s Latest Memoir of 92

“One day off only a tease.”

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