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:
Too many books to mention.

My favorite story of all time is:
Anything by Fannie Flagg. Loved Fried Green Tomatoes. Also love Wally Lamb, Alice Hoffman, Stephen King and so many others. Too many to mention.

In bed I like to read:
Anything that is really quality and good.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Just 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?
Should have, and did not.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Hitch your wagon to a star!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
I Did It My Way.

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

maryjane31’s Latest Memoir of 2230

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