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 August 12, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
Shakespeare's Hamlet and Joe McGowan's The Hidden People.

My favorite story of all time is:
The Tell-Tale Heart comes to mind, but I couldn't name a favourite.

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?
I'll get back to you on this one.

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?
Colin Hay's "Waiting for my real life to begin", because I am.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
A publisher (current or prospective) who likes my style.

NeilSlevin’s Latest Memoir of 675

“She rejected me, and my poetry.”

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