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.

More than half a million short stories have been shared here. Read more about six.

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Right now, I'm reading:
Whatever's on my Kindle.

My favorite story of all time is:
The last man on earth sat alone in a room. There was a lock on the door.

In bed I like to read:
Until I fall asleep. Or, until the alarm rings to let me know the whole night passed without me realizing I'd spent every minute of it reading.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
My email in-box, which provides a treasure trove of storied communications from some amazingly talented friends.

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 cover doesn't match my book.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You're their target, not a victim.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Ever Open Door (Supertramp).

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
You know who you are.

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