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:
A collection of non-fiction journalism pieces compiled by Ira Glass.

My favorite story of all time is:
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

In bed I like to read:
Books! Or Vanity Fair.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
SMITH is the only online spot I read stories!

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?
Being scared of roller coasters and missing Wisconsin.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Love your parents more, you idiot.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Ode to a Butterfly by Nickel Creek

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
David Foster Wallace

katelynmbaker’s Latest Memoir of 2

“It's okay to make new friends”

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