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 Brink by Austin Bunn. Amelia Gray's Gutshot.

My favorite story of all time is:
Tough call and one that will change daily. Today, it's a story Eddie Vedder told about ending up with Glen Hansard's corduroy jacket but only finding out it was his 20 years later.

In bed I like to read:
Amy Hempel

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Brevity, LitReactor, Grain, Prism

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?
Having to stand on principle because someone else is afraid of confrontation.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Eventually, the right woman will love you.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Love Steals Us From Loneliness by Idlewild. If not that, it's another of their songs.

ScottageCheese’s Latest Memoir of 54

“Monsters cast shadows across the bed.”

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