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:
Lonesome Traveler

My favorite story of all time is:
On The Road

In bed I like to read:
until I fall asleep. (Approximately three minutes.)

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
my desk, in books.

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?
A last minute midnight drive eight hours south to Charlottesville for a drunken 4th of July in a muddy Virginian pond.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Try to be ashes, not dust.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"I'd Rather Be A Wanderer"

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
The regular reader who isn't so regular these days.

OKLuther’s Latest Memoir of 2

“Trying to be ashes, not dust.”

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