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:
Last thing I read: "Cloud Atlas," David Mitchell - mind-bending Now: The Odyssey, by Simon Armitage

My favorite story of all time is:
How can a person answer this question?

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Emprise Review, Curly Red Stories, Harper's, Brevity, Booth: A Journal, Rumpus, SWEET Magazine

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?
These days it's deterioration of the body. Hey, 46: take these back spasms and shove 'em.

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

bbhead’s Latest Memoir of 306

“Our new bed is a honeymoon.”

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