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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Member since March 20, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
Research for a novel.

My favorite story of all time is:
A Song of Ice and Fire

In bed I like to read:
I don't read in bed.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
In books.

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?
Misplacing something I had in my hand ten seconds ago.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't major in something you love.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Had a Dad" by Jane's Addiction

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
A publisher or employer.

DaveJ’s Latest Memoir of 1

“Little boy lost, seeks way home.”

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