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 Bedlam Detective

In bed I like to read:
Probably more than I should.

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?
Really hoping questions are as valuable as answers, cuz that's all I've got.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Quit worrying about what they say!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel... who has been the architect of the soundtrack of my life for almost 30 years now.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Everyone. I've always been shy about sharing my writing, so this is something new for me.

MotorCityMich’s Latest Memoir of 929

“I can't do what they're asking.”

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