A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

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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 Use and Abuse of Literature, Marjorie Garber Given, Poems, Wendell Berry Tinkers, Paul Harding

My favorite story of all time is:
A Temporary Matter, Jhumpa Lahiri

In bed I like to read:
Anything that can keep me interested.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
pw.org, sixsentences.blogspot.com, poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/, wordpress.com, etc.

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?
Rushing into things, regretting it later.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Whatever you are thinking, think again.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
This is Not the End, Gungor, from Ghosts Upon the Earth

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My dad, who loves me despite...

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