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:
"House Rules" by Jodi Picoult AND "The History of the World in Bite Sized Chunks" by Emma Marriott

My favorite story of all time is:
"Magyk" by Angie Sage

In bed I like to read:
Any kind of poetry, philosophical novels. All that good stuff.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The library?

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?
I cant describe my life's story since i'm not done yet. I'll tell you when I'm dead!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Can you chase the fire away?

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"The Silence" by Bastille OR "Beneath My Bed" by Of Monsters and Men OR "Explorers" by Muse

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My deceased grandmother.

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