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 July 17, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta.

My favorite story of all time is:
The ones my godmother used to tell me when I was a kid about an anthropomorphic rabbit obsessed with her own breasts.

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
slate.com, jezebel.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?
Unrequited love. Deja vu. Missed opportunities. Some kind of farce.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't join that cult, please. Thanks.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (by the Smiths, duh)

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Bill Clegg.

rowesmouse’s Latest Memoir of 1

“I'm not my mother. At all.”

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