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:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

My favorite story of all time is:
Ask the Passengers by A.S.King

In bed I like to read:
the lovely bones, six word memoir books, facebook, Ask the Passengers, The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
cnn...and post secret

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?
people ignoring me

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
It gets better, so much better

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

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

Lolipop2409’s Latest Memoir of 23

“someone please, take the sadness away”

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