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 Louise Gluck or Nikki Giovanni

My favorite story of all time is:
May Sarton, Journal of A Solitude

In bed I like to read:
Historical Romance, Poetry, and Biographies

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The Golden Triangle, NPR, Narrative, and Iku

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?
...realizing, "You can't save everybody!"

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
When you escape this cage, sing!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
The Miseducation by Lauryn Hill

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

SouthernQuill’s Latest Memoir of 15

“His love is my favorite sin.”

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