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:
Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth

In bed I like to read:
I don't like to read in bed

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
No where. I read stories no where else.

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?
I'd be talking about the story of my life, of course.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't wait for permission to succeed!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Continuum by Tycho

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Puma Goldbright

o.c.dalvey’s Latest Memoir of 698

“Apparently, I am always right here.”

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