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:
David Sedaris

My favorite story of all time is:
Story of Edgar Sawtelle

In bed I like to read:
books and magazines

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Oprah, Newsweek, Time, everywhere

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?
I don't know because the story hasn't ended yet.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Be kind and follow your dreams

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
The Warmth of the Sun...Beachboys

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
I'm not sure yet

MelHale’s Latest Memoir of 7

“I say screw the golden years”

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