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:
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote.

My favorite story of all time is:
My parents' courtship is pretty epic.

In bed I like to read:
Leisure literature (not required for academics).

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?
Good song comes on when parking.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Dreams are hard but worth it.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Shake It Out." Recent dance solo.

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