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:
the Last Speakers: the Quest to Save the World's Most Endangered Languages by K. David Harrison (yes, I'm still reading this book)

My favorite story of all time is:
Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler

In bed I like to read:
News articles

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
where I can, when 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?
"these white men are dangerous" -Chief Powhatan

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Life's short. Have a chocolate milk

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
IDK i rly like the Tarzan soundtrack

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

tsalagirl’s Latest Memoir of 1746

“Not asking is not cost free”

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