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 Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

My favorite story of all time is:
Currently, love Steig Larsson -- Lisbeth in my hero! There are so many great stories. And as I grow, my tastes change. Scarlett O'Hara was my idol at nine; now I see she her as a selfish bitch.

In bed I like to read:
Anything but romance novels

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
I still prefer the smell of books and the feel of the page between my fingers.

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?
My tale has yet to be written. No literary soulmate, only companions and lovers.

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