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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So give six a try—and make your words count.


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Right now, I'm reading:
"Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women." Love me some non fiction.

My favorite story of all time is:

In bed I like to read:
The DSM V.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Buzzfeed, and thought catalog.

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?

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Please try harder you fucking idiot.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?

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

Alyssainbloom’s Latest Memoir of 46

“I miss it all already, fuck.”

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