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:
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

My favorite story of all time is:
A Prayer for Owen Meany.

In bed I like to read:
Tom Robbins novels

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
the coffee house where I can best "people-watch" stories are everywhere -- most of them haven't been written down yet.

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?
Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twig and lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips: maybe it was the voice of the rain crying, a cracked bell, or a torn heart.

ShoNuff’s Latest Memoir of 80

“She's so sad. I feel helpless.”

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