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:
brief interviews with hideous men, and infinite jest with refreshing, intermittent doses of jane eyre to break up the david foster wallace density.

My favorite story of all time is:
the hobbit, hands down, no contest.

In bed I like to read:
anything fantastical, (tolkien-esque) or classic, lyrical, or mind-bending in a decidedly david foster wallace/chuck palahniuk/zadie smith kind of way

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?
anything that happened that seemed to be pulled line for line from the pages of an excessively dramatic screen play.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
you're going to be just fine.

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