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:
Schools Where Everyone Belongs by Stan and Julia Davis

My favorite story of all time is:
Yes Please by Amy Poehler and Bossypants by Tina Fey

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
FML, MLIA, Found, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter

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?
Needing to learn how to put myself first in certain situations, needing to learn how to say no when I feel as though people are asking too much of me.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
It is all uphill from here.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
'Inside Outside' by Jack and White

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My future publisher, future husband, or personal heroes.

emily.m.123’s Latest Memoir of 272

“Same number of degrees as thumbs.”

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