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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Six Word Memoirs


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Right now, I'm reading:
'Stone Mattress' by Margaret Atwood

My favorite story of all time is:
Gone with the Wind

In bed I like to read:
My mind to sleep.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Sites featuring 25, 50, 100 and 101 words; where I publish. Also books devoted to short stories.

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?
Missed opportunities

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't let anyone put me down.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
'If you could see me now'

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

CanadaGoose’s Latest Memoir of 3115

“Abraham Lake. Rockies. What's upstaging what?”

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