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:
Life - Keith Richards

My favorite story of all time is:
Hmmmm, that would take a heck of a long time to figure out.

In bed I like to read:
novels and memoirs

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Los Angeles Times

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?
Murphy's Law: When you have extra cash, something always breaks down.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You will survive not being a songleader.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
In My Life - The Beatles

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Chris Erskine

DonMom’s Latest Memoir of 8

“Stop and go. Stop. Go. Maddening.”

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