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:
Six word memoirs...what else?

My favorite story of all time is:
Not necessarily a book, but about the time the 'hamburger was stolen'. Too long of a story to post a backstory

In bed I like to read:
Six word memoirs...what else?

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
I'm faithful to only SMITH

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?
Everything is the story of my life

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't worry, karma is just around the corner. Pay back is a ....well we all know

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
The one song that encapsulates, not necessarily my life, but a song where the words hold dear to me, is Angel by Sarah McLachlan. I held my Mom in her arms as she died listening to that song. As my Mom took her final breaths, we played that song in the background. we were all gathered around her bedside. As the last note of the song played, my Mom took her final and last breath. almost as if on cue. That song will forever be engrained in my head.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anybody who finds it worthwhile. I'm not picky about my audience

jl333’s Latest Memoir of 12022

“Wait what?!? Airline doesn't serve lunch!”

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