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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:
"Mystery and Manners" by Flannery O'Connor

My favorite story of all time is:
"Tigerman" by Nick Harkaway

In bed I like to read:
I like to sleep in bed. My neck gets sore when I try to read.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Kilgore Books, Tattered Cover

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?
A road or government infrastructure project that never seems to get finished.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Really, honey...You ain't that smart.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Runaway" by The National.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Me. I need to think about who I am and why I do the things I do.

Ms.Nan’s Latest Memoir of 158

“Lint: the content of my head.”

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