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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:
Bacterial transformation labs for my Bio class

My favorite story of all time is:
"A Wrinkle in Time", because sometimes the gawky red head CAN be helpful.

In bed I like to read:
My Twitter feed

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Public restrooms. Graffiti has gotten surprisingly elaborate.

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?
Moments where I try to act my age (as opposed to fifteen years older than my age) and something gets screwed up.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Life is difficult, but also fascinating.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"All These Things That I've Done" by the Killers

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My mom. She's constantly inspiring me to live like I mean it.

kkmercer’s Latest Memoir of 10

“All my love, whenever you're ready.”

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