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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Member since September 19, 2012


Right now, I'm reading:
The Scarlett Letter

My favorite story of all time is:
13 Little Blue Envelopes

In bed I like to read:
Self Help books, Cook books, Textbooks

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Fanfiction, Archive of Our Own, Figment.

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?
The fact that I always get in my own way.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Everybody knows that nobody really knows.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
That's a good question... I'll get back to you on that.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My Creative Writing teacher Ms. H

MsMonroe’s Latest Memoir of 8

“Life doesn't get better; you do.”

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