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:
The Help

My favorite story of all time is:
Wow, I have to pick?! Well I guess it would have to be The Memory Keepers Daughter for a more modern read, but my favorite classic right now is Wuethering Heights.

In bed I like to read:
On my Nook, so who knows what it will be. It changes often.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
My blog, blogs that my students have created and writers from Poets and Writers, really anywhere I find a good story.

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?
Everything done the hard way. I'm so stubborn and can't settle for someone else's account of something before me, I have to experience it.

Bensonwrites’s Latest Memoir of 34

“Marriage is not worth your happiness.”

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