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:
The 5th Wave

My favorite story of all time is:
childhood ones...

In bed I like to read:
the backs of my eyelids

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Work, home, the gym, the beach...I carry a book everywhere!

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?
the path not taken

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Listen to your parents, they actually are right...

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
This may take awhile...no, seriously. This isn't a song title.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Any student of mine-past or present!

BananaPiel’s Latest Memoir of 16

“Yoga: where adults pose like children”

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