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:
Writer's Market, and also; One Year to a Writing Life by Susan M. Tiberghien.

My favorite story of all time is:
Anne of Green Gables. I totally get that little red headed orphan.

In bed I like to read:
Anything I am reading during the day.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

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?
People misunderstanding me. OR, I just poured myself a coke on ice and turn around and someone drank it on me. Happens a lot. Dirty rotten husband.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't worry, you will be great.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Don't Worry, Be Happy!"

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

Ms.Ruby’s Latest Memoir of 104

“Looking For My Inner Exclamation Mark!”

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