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:
To Kill a Mockingbird - about the hundredth time!

My favorite story of all time is:
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

In bed I like to read:
Poetry, historical fiction, or biographies

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?
Looks like I'll be making more lemonade out of lemons today!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Mom was right; it gets better.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone by Chris Tomlin

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
An honest and supportive agent that could help me become published - both my poetry and children's books

MercyMercy’s Latest Memoir of 60

“Five years later, emptied her closet.”

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