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 23, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
Stop-Time, Infinite Jest, The Things They Carried, No Country For Old Men.

My favorite story of all time is:
Kafka, A Letter To My Father.

In bed I like to read:
DFW Essays.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Its gets better, it gets worse.

malik.elm.1’s Latest Memoir of 11

“My homework is due this morning...”

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