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:
War of the Whales, Tao 365, Wanderlust

My favorite story of all time is:

In bed I like to read:
Self-help books

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Longreads, Readwave

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?
My social awkwardness.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You're going to find yourself soon.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
I could care less.

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