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:
articles about middle aged bachelors going through their mid-life crises.

My favorite story of all time is:
"Ruined" by Paula Morris

In bed I like to read:
old text messages from guys who didn't turn out to be so great.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The Sun Magazine, and tumblr.

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?
Getting rejected every time I try, try, and try again.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Create your own rules to follow.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
A sarcastic version of "Walking on sunshine" by Katrina and the waves.

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

SafariaBell’s Latest Memoir of 14

“you'll be hit, with a kiss”

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