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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:
Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

My favorite story of all time is:
Where the Wild Things Are

In bed I like to read:
Suspense, mysteries, biographies

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Washington Post, New Yorker Magazine

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?
My extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins) have a tendency to talk to my mother about me, or to complain about something I did, instead of just calling me to ask... drives me CRAZY.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Ignore mean girls, they'll be fat.

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“Exposure dreams. Must mean gig tomorrow.”

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