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:
Jeff VanderMeer's "Authority"

My favorite story of all time is:
Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre"

In bed I like to read:
Recently I've been reading a lot of horror.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Waiterrant.net theblogress

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?
Grim encounters with smelly people.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You won't always be healthy. Live.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Radiohead "Street Spirit" (Fade Out)

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
I would love it if anybody read my writing.

Michaelene’s Latest Memoir of 42

“Trump wins. World, "Release the Kraken!!"”

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