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.

More than half a million short stories have been shared here. Read more about six.

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Right now, I'm reading:
This questionnaire.

My favorite story of all time is:
The Good Earth

In bed I like to read:
Beds are for sleeping. Cozy chairs are for reading.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
home, on the go, in restaurants, on a train, in the rain, on a boat, with a goat... I read whatever and wherever I can.

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?
Prometheus. The Greek myth, not the 2012 film.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
For God's sake, DON'T MARRY HIM!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Chasing Pavements

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?

DalisLastRose’s Latest Memoir of 3

“We never lose anyone: they're borrowed.”

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