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:
How to be good. Nick Hornby. The War of Art. Steven Pressfield

My favorite story of all time is:
The Tortoise and the Hare

In bed I like to read:
Manvotionals to my boys... aka The Art of Manliness. Raising sons single mom style, you get creative.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Storycorps *listen to stories

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?
When I lose people i love, keys i need, and peace i want

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
lean into life, don't run away

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anne Lamott

alipie’s Latest Memoir of 161

“Stymied in Midwest pining for Maine”

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