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 Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

My favorite story of all time is:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

In bed I like to read:
Literature, Autobiographies, and books by comedians.

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?
Right opportunity at the wrong time.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Slow down. Take a gap year.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
In My Life by The Beatles

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My mom, who died in 2007.

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