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 September 19, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems of Donald Hall and Three Men In A Boat by Jerome Jerome

My favorite story of all time is:
Lord of the Rings

In bed I like to read:
Don't read in bed.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Generally only read news online.

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?
Like Cassandra's curse: always being right, but never believed.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
When meeting Connie and Debbie, run!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Over The Rainbow - if happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow why, oh why, can't I?

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
i would be embarrassed to have any writer of real distinction read my Sixes. they are fun to write, but at best it's me in silhouette.

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