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.

More than half a million short stories have been shared here. Read more about six.

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Right now, I'm reading:
Hunter S. Thompson

My favorite story of all time is:
The one about my friend Steve and the woodchuck he thought was dead.

In bed I like to read:
From a stack of classic novels.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

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?
Getting close but no cigar.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Life's puzzle lacks an important piece.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Everybody Loves a Clown" by Gary Lewis & the Playboys

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Ari Hoptman

Coleslaw’s Latest Memoir of 25

“Car windows down... music turned up.”

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