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:
Something too salacious to reveal, now!

My favorite story of all time is:
Jamie and Claire's from the Outlander Series. Ms. Gabaldon has an unsurpassed genius. I don't know any other author who has skillfully tackled every aspect of the human condition as well as she has.

In bed I like to read:
I don't read in bed, but I like to....

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
None, what do recommend?

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?
Obsessed, yes I am! When will YOU understand that when something becomes my obsession, I need to understand it, know it, claim it. I want my obsession to be addictive.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Life will unfold, let it happen.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
That's a tall order. Music like the Written word,...evokes too many emotions for me to pin down one soundtrack....if it makes me feel good, then "I'm encapsulated".

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
What: one Person, why the limit?... I say anyone who can read!

dightonstreet’s Latest Memoir of 499

“I wear glasses, see me clearly.”

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