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:

My favorite story of all time is:
Where the Red Fern Grows

In bed I like to read:
Whatever book I'm reading at the time.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

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?
Everything good I come close to I ruin because I just can't seem to get out of my own way.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Appreciate the now; befriend more people.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Angry All the Time

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Becky Isaacs, the best pithy, aphoristic thinker I've ever met.

DukeRaider’s Latest Memoir of 351

“I got nothing. Not even words.”

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