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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Member since May 6, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
Several books and magazines as well as longform articles; this is always true.

My favorite story of all time is:
The Holy Man, by Susan Trott

In bed I like to read:
I jump around (on my e-readers) between books-in-progress until I land on the one that helps me relax by completely holding my attention.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Slate.com, Salon.com, Longform.com, HuffingtonPost.com, TheDailyShow.com

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?
Someone needing me to do something (because of a lifetime of not knowing how to say "no")

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Drift Away

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My son, Lee

HopewellKat’s Latest Memoir of 1

“How much will it cost me?”

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