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:
Girl in a Band and The Still Point of the Turning World

My favorite story of all time is:
I have new favorites all the time.

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
NY Times, Creative Nonfiction, McSweeney's, Salon.com, xoJane, The Manifest Station, Narratively, The Rumpus, Bustle, Full Grown People

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?
You'll see when my essay collection is published.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Oh boy, you're in for it.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Something I Can Never Have.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My future literary agent.

ChewyD2’s Latest Memoir of 1532

“Hair too short for tower rescue.”

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