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:
Right now, I'm reading.

My favorite story of all time is:
The Dimestore Apocalypse.

In bed I like to read:
Between the lines on her face.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Antiquarian bookstores ran by nefarious proprietors.

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?
City Slickers II: The Legends of Curly's Gold.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Won't go blind, might need glasses.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Linden Arden Stole the Highlights" by Van Morrison.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
A bonnie lass with a wry smile.

PhillyTinx’s Latest Memoir of 137

“Six dates. Five late. One awaits.”

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