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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:
Yes, Please. Amy Poehler

My favorite story of all time is:
Outlander Series, followed by anything Joan Didion, Maya Angelou and memoirs

In bed I like to read:
Bed is for sleeping.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
coffeehouse4writers; ASJA; WoWriters:A Zine

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?
Whatever "current" fashion trend is 'right now' will be 'right now' for me in 5 years...when it is no longer available.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
"Education lasts entire lifetime. Start now."

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
an agent, who would want to publish my work.

cmaydeal’s Latest Memoir of 124

“Glass ceiling shattered. Thank you Hilary!”

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