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:
Anything from the 40's and 50's "Beat" generation.Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg William Burroughs

My favorite story of all time is:
A story that consists of true love and compassion. A story of someone expressing their true feelings, their heart, regardless of how society perceives them. Reality is my favorite story.

In bed I like to read:
Memoir. Obituaries, they keep my spirits alive and my passion to live ever flowing. They remind me that I'm still present here.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Every where I go and everyone I see on the street.

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?
Letting people get the best of me. Letting myslef down whenever I tired hard at something and didn't succeed.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Save your money. You'll need it! Don't be stupid. Read more books. Life is cold. Better bundle up!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Screenager", by MUSE,.....lyric from song."Who you were was so beautiful". It's also tattooed on my arm!

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

FrancisHall’s Latest Memoir of 119

“Another sober day, another happy day!”

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