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:
Stephen King's 11-22-63. An interesting historical fiction with a lot of Stephen Kingisms.

My favorite story of all time is:
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells version,) Leaving behind everything for a new adventure and a fresh love. So there again, I love Somewhere in Time.

In bed I like to read:
The soft skin of a passionate woman. (and its been too long.)

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
All over. (But I like mine best. Writing for fun but finished a 201,000 word manuscript and a few short stories. Seeking agent.) Also see my story "Tragic moment in Atlanta" in The Moment section in Story Projects.

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?
Lost love. Or, why do they have to put cheese on everything? it's true that I have never had a pizza. Can't eat cheese, tomatos, onions, mushrooms, peppers or seafood. I am a good Irish meat and potatos guy. I have never smoked and, I don't drink very often. I don't like beer. But, as a former military policeman and a retired detective, I'll eat the heck out of some doughnuts.

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