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:
So many things.

My favorite story of all time is:
Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson (autobiographical)

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?
Shouldering the karmic load of a long lineage of reincarnations.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Do us a favor. Start writing.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Sad But True by Orbital

illuminatrix’s Latest Memoir of 2175

“My inner Luddite is growing mightily.”

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