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:
Blue is the Warmest Color

My favorite story of all time is:
The Buddha's Life

In bed I like to read:
Comic books

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
NPR, Radiolab, Onthemedia, Onbeing, This American Life, Hour of the Wolf WBAI, Radio360

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?
having to start over from the beginning again and again with everything

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Think again there is no rush

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Let it Be, Beatles; Guantanamera; Friends and Strangers--Ronnie Laws

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

Fitzcarl’s Latest Memoir of 4

“Drug Dealer Killed for Suit Loot”

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