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:
Flight Behavior- Barbara Kingsolver

My favorite story of all time is:
The Poisonwood Bible-Barbara Kingsolver

In bed I like to read:
poetry, particularly Marge Pearcy

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

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?
I imagine getting lost driving home from the place I just drove to a bit earlier. I don't do reversals well.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Go ahead, trust the over 30s

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
If Not Now-Carrie Newcomer

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Carre Newcomer

simplymarian’s Latest Memoir of 1

“Eyes only on the helpers today.”

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