A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

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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:
Catching Fire....

My favorite story of all time is:
Anna Karenina AND The House Of A Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson Absolutely love this book!! Thank to the Good reads group Bound Together for their challenge. I would have never picked up this book if it weren't listed by so many as the read for title with "thousand" in it!

In bed I like to read:
books on my cell phone, backlighting is the next best thing to sliced bread!

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
NPR. Although, I am definately becoming Smith addicted - is there a 12 step group out there??!!??

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?
Another Car Crash!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Just pursue on, it gets better

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Lost by Krypteria

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My love of my life...

harley587’s Latest Memoir of 441

“Enveloped by gossamer of butterfy wings.”

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