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:
As of March 13, 2017 I'm reading "How to Make Friends and Influence People"

My favorite story of all time is:
"Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo

In bed I like to read:
my diary

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Facebook, sometimes my friends post vignettes.

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 work hard to get whatever I want. -answer from 2012 or something In March 2017- Nothing works out as planned.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Chill out college is way better.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Ironic by Alanis Morrisette

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

TheAngstyPoet’s Latest Memoir of 1854

“Rather make money than tetanus shot.”

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