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:
Re-reading Wodehouse, Hilarious.

My favorite story of all time is:
"Sorry boss, I think I've got that bug that's going around."

In bed I like to read:
braille. can't keep my eyes open.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
my leisure

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?
Journalist, writer poet with stints as stand-up comic, radio DJ, university lecturer, social worker, psychiatric nurse and M&S shelf stacker.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Avoid office work and rush hours.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
I'm only Sleeping

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My great-great grandchildren, with me looking over their shoulders.

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