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:
"The Shipping News," again. Haven't had time to buy anything but 2nd-grade books.

My favorite story of all time is:
Actually, the Bible.

In bed I like to read:
The news, on my cell.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
the bus stop, the market, the gas station, my bathroom...

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?
Ruined plans.

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