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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Six Word Memoirs




Member since May 27, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
What am I supposed to be reading? My textbook for my graduate school entrance exam. What am I reading? "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach.

My favorite story of all time is:
Favorite book of the moment: "The Fault in Our Stars'" by John Green.

In bed I like to read:
Fantasy and Science Fiction, the more fanciful the better.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Mmm... Barnes and Noble? Or my super comfortable, swallow-me-up reading chair. I'm not a super online reader, but Six-Word Memoirs are the exception.

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?
Staying up late into the night doing something unrelated to school (like reading or watching netflix) and then regretting it fervently the next morning when I have to wake up at o'dark thirty.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Have more fun, oh serious one.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"I Feel Better" by Goyte. Very positive and upbeat!

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Larry Smith!

KeeneAllison’s Latest Memoir of 8

“Rain that releases steam from pavement.”

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