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:
The summer I turned pretty

My favorite story of all time is:
The Hunger Games

In bed I like to read:
John Green

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

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?
Making bad decisions.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Be strong. You don't need pain.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Party in the USA

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

emilycapehart’s Latest Memoir of 3

“Be strong. You don't need pain.”

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