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:
"Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore," by my friend Robin Sloan

My favorite story of all time is:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Too many newspapers. When I escape, The Atlantic and The Atavist.

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?
keeping my mouth shut

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You're nice. Now break some rules.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
A stranger who sees something of herself in me. ... OK, OK, I confess: or Bruce Springsteen.

GraceRubie’s Latest Memoir of 4

“Chronically late. Not sorry about it.”

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