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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:
This and that.

My favorite story of all time is:
The one I am living.

In bed I like to read:
Sometimes a poem or two.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Various newspapers.

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?
Smoke and mirrors. Seeing through them. Identifying reality and leaving the b.s. behind.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Got it? No? Go get it.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
I Gotta Name by Jim Croce

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My Father.

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