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.

More than half a million short stories have been shared here. Read more about six.

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Right now, I'm reading:
The Body Keeps Score-Brain, Mind and Body in Healing of Trauma -Van der Kolk

My favorite story of all time is:
The Book Thief

In bed I like to read:
Current book or magazine

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The Sun, The Atlantic, HONY (Humans of New York)Utne

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?
Nobody listens

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
It's important to look back every once in awhile and don't take things personally

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Tapestry- Carole King The Wind- Cat Stevens The Same Situation- Joni Mitchell Smile-Nat King Cole

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

mytaphrodite’s Latest Memoir of 918

“Please don't over torque my wheels.”

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