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 YEARS by Harlan Coben and editing my novel, THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS.

My favorite story of all time is:
Sounder and A Raisin in the Sun both touched my soul.

In bed I like to read:
I'd rather sleep.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Writers' websites, news sites, various blogs, Facebook

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 always think of the perfect retort--later. Sigh.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Stop tanning for hours. Live life.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
At Last

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

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