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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:
Help wanted ads, college profiles/program descriptions ...

My favorite story of all time is:
"Rebecca" or maybe "A Wrinkle In Time" ... tough call ....

In bed I like to read:
news, great stories, books that I can't put down.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
home, in my car, on a blanket, in my hammock ... :)

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?
Getting a flat tire as I run out of gas while driving to the airport to leave on the perfect vacation. (did I mention I was running late for my flight?)

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Blaze your own trail. Ignore idiots.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Fly Me To The Moon

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
my best friend

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