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:
My students' work, and a book on American History- predominantly because of my students' work!

My favorite story of all time is:
Edgar Allen Poe's, "The Tell-Tale Heart."

In bed I like to read:
My mind.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Nowhere else- viva SMITH!

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?
Being greeted by the sounds of the opening music/lyrics to "I'm Still Standing"- I still am.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You're often right; but not always!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
David Bowie's, "Where Are We Now?"- currently.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Anyone who doesn't fully understand me.

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