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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? Uhhhh... this sentence.

My favorite story of all time is:
The Reluctant Hero (Like Ripley in Aliens)

In bed I like to read:
Science Fiction novels

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Mostly textbooks these days.

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?
I think it would have something to do with a waiter and a bowl of soup with a fly in it.

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“What does this button do? Uh-oh!”

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