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:
Whatever's on my Kindle.

My favorite story of all time is:
The bedtime story my grandfather made up, told by my father, about a little boy (Murgatroyd) who is terrified of a monster (Fafnir) who, in the end, is more terrified of the boy.

In bed I like to read:
the way some people eat potato chips. Voraciously, without stopping.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Expect the diagnosis AND the survival.

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?
My mother. She would have loved the potential for creativity and wit, and respected the limits within which all that creativity must transpire.

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