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:
"A Breath of Life" (Clarice Lispector)

My favorite story of all time is:
"The Hour of the Star"

In bed I like to read:
Wikipedia bios.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Triple Canopy, The Moth, Esopus, This American Life, my house.

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?
My unknowable sexual preferences.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Just hurry the hell up, girl!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"I'm Shady." Can't you tell?

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
I'll tighten up the screws and get back to this one.

sopomae’s Latest Memoir of 12

“Malka! No shellfishes near my dishes!”

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