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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Member since March 20, 2011


Right now, I'm reading:
A book on haiku poetry.

My favorite story of all time is:
Jack and the Beanstalk

In bed I like to read:
My diary because it always puts me to sleep.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
I enjoy weekly trips to the library to check out books on poetry, astronomy, language and other topics.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Every day is important.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Send in the clowns

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Shakespeare as a writing partner

BanjoDan’s Latest Memoir of 19520

“I missed kissing my wife's neck”

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