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:
Ship Of Theseus by JJ Abrahams and Doug Dorst

My favorite story of all time is:
Rage Against The Mushugenah, The Giving Tree,

In bed I like to read:
David Sedaris

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

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?
Being afraid of deer, autism, clowns, thresholds and falling space debris.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Forget being "right" Be kind instead.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
I have Made Mistakes by The Oh Hellos

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

JohnBigJohn’s Latest Memoir of 1040

“My narrator is a serious dick.”

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