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:
Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

My favorite story of all time is:
Harrison Bergeron- Vonnegut

In bed I like to read:
weird short stories, the words on the back of my eyelids

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
McSweeny's, Gangsters in Concrete, failbetter, Exquisite Corpse, Urbis, 3:AM Magazine

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?
once again misunderstanding myself

lauren_prior’s Latest Memoir of 4

“He takes credit for my farts.”

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