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:
Always reading some Bradbury. Falling in love with the Mikey Spillane and Max Allan Collins Mike Hammer novels. Harlan Ellison just rereading all his stuff. Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy.

My favorite story of all time is:
Anything by Ray Bradbury. He was wonderful.

In bed I like to read:
Anything, I'm a literary junky.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Anyplace I can.

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?

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
True love finds you, don't worry.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Fools Rush In

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

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“Watching leaves tremble against the wind.”

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