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 December 6, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:

My favorite story of all time is:
I don't think I've read it yet.

In bed I like to read:
My imagination, then the back of my eyelids.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Nowhere in particular.

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?
The antics of an ADHD "sufferer" and the consequences they unwittingly create.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't take knowledge for granted.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Somethings Last a Long Time" by Daniel Johnston

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Her name was Elise

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