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 label on the bottle of cough medicine

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
my local library

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?
shift happens. move with it.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
it is a phase. keep smiling.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
tumbling tumbleweeds by sons of the pioneers

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
whomever reads and connects with the words

kathi_wright’s Latest Memoir of 291

“cracked rib's breaking my pain threshold”

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