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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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Member since March 18, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
Small Felonies by Bill Pronzini

My favorite story of all time is:
I love the "Meditations of Marcus Aurelius"

In bed I like to read:
A good mystery/detective novel. Favorite authors: Bill Pronzini, Daniel Silva and Thomas Perry.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
A number of different sources depending on whether I want "hard" news or light entertainment.

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?
All of the strange turns my life has taken. I have definitely not taken the usual pathway.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Be patient it gets better

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
My Way by Frank Sinatra.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Whoever it touches

randomwriter013’s Latest Memoir of 71

“Lost thoughts rarely find their owners.”

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