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 Mind & The Brain by Jeffery M. Schwartz, M.D., The Inescapable Love of God by Thomas Talbott, and We, The Drowned, by Carsten Jensen.

My favorite story of all time is:
How my dad knew how he was going to marry mom.

In bed I like to read:
Ayn Rand, neuroscience books, and word studies in the Greek New Testament.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

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?
Accidentally dropping everything I pick up.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't be so silent, seek help through honesty.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Sundays by Daphne Loves Derby.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
A stranger who might be helped, comforted, or inspired by my words.

peachykeen56’s Latest Memoir of 9

“For once, I want to be.”

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