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:
Blind: A Memoir (by Belo Miguel Cipriani)

My favorite story of all time is:
The Invisible Police (by Louis B. Pendleton)

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
I still read books. You know, those paper things with 2 covers and a lot of pages in the middle.

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?
Trying to get wealthy.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Learn and work what you love.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
(Love) Reign O'er Me (by The Who)

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Friends at work.

Gringo-Maya’s Latest Memoir of 4

“Total Joy: He has it all.”

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