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 Happiness Project, The Body Book, Allegiant

My favorite story of all time is:
The Alchemist

In bed I like to read:
Any of the 7 books on my nightstand.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Post Secret. My must on a Sunday.

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?
Crazy people befriending me. No, really. It's not always a bad thing.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Do not settle for meager dreams.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Wow. That is a good question! I'll get back to you...

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Honestly, a publisher. A publisher who believes in me.

MelMellyM’s Latest Memoir of 100

“Here's to hope and second chances.”

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