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:
The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag

My favorite story of all time is:
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

In bed I like to read:
Whatever book I am currently reading.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The First Line Literary Journal and American Counseling Association's Counseling Today

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 don't know because it has not been written yet!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Stay in College because it is worth the effort!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Evergreen by Barbara Streisand-this was chosen for my wedding 33 years ago and is still fitting today!

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Emily Dickinson

Lululala’s Latest Memoir of 15

“Student loans will suck you dry”

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