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 24, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
“Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense” by Joyce Carol Oates.

My favorite story of all time is:
That's a tough one. I don't really have a favorite. If I were forced to choose, I'd pick "Franny and Zooey."

In bed I like to read:
Stephen King. I enjoy being scared. Eventually my fear causes me to hide under the covers and squeeze my eyes shut, leading to sleep.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Salon, The New York Times, The Onion, NPR, Facebook and Six Word Memoirs.

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?
I'm ten minutes late for everything. I can't help but wonder how different my life would be if I could just arrive somewhere - ANYWHERE - on time.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Move on. He's not worth it.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
I'll come back to this one.

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

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