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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Member since September 29, 2011


Right now, I'm reading:
George R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series (aka: Game of Thrones)

My favorite story of all time is:
Ickle Me Pickle Me Tickle Me Too - Shel Silverstein

In bed I like to read:
The subtitles on the Netflix video that is usually playing.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
All Poetry.com Word Press

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?
Getting lost. I answered this question almost 5 years ago when I created my profile and this answer is STILL true. Amazing.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Isn't worth the pain and tears.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Fruitcakes by Jimmy Buffett

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Bob Dylan

ErikaStellar’s Latest Memoir of 329

“His story told through her belongings.”

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