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:
Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card

My favorite story of all time is:
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

In bed I like to read:
Articles about current technology, photos and their captions by various photographers and artists, and anything by Orson Scott Card

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Smile more. Worry less. Be happy

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Side" by Travis

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anyone whose spirits could be lifted by reading my little ramblings of six word memoirs.

Dwhite521’s Latest Memoir of 29

“Sometimes I feel like Oz's lion”

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