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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My favorite story of all time is:
Jane Eyre, reading it has helped me through some dark times.

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?

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Slow down and take life in.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Mr. Blue Skies by ELO

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Mr. Gabay my high school English and Creative Wrtitng teacher.

myrtlebrwn’s Latest Memoir of 9

“Happiness is relative to your situation.”

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