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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Member since January 5, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
I just finished Money by Martin Amis and now, after being inspired by editing my 16 year old niece's essay, I am reading The Great Gatsby for the third time.

My favorite story of all time is:
Winter Dreams, F Scott Fitzgerald

In bed I like to read:
Books on my iPad

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Long Reads, Kelly Gallagher

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'll let you know when my life's over

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Please do not date that boy

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My dad

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