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 Great Gatsby (never read it in high school, damn nuns)

My favorite story of all time is:
boy meets girl

In bed I like to read:
Mark Nepo's Awakening

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Places that are almost extinct called book stores, I like the smell of them.

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?
The One-Date-Wonder

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You know how to write music!

MissTara’s Latest Memoir of 15

“Lady Day Taught Me the Blues”

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