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:
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

My favorite story of all time is:
Lorrie Moore's "People Like That Are the Only People Here"

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Brain Pickings, Brain Child (clearly I enjoy brain)

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?
You're beautiful don't be a moron.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Boom Clap" by Charli XCX, except my son calls it Boom Splatter, which may actually be more accurate

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

DanaHeather’s Latest Memoir of 56

“Photographs: fastest way to time travel.”

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