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:
Writing Down the Bones

My favorite story of all time is:
The Outsiders

In bed I like to read:
In bed I like to write.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Post Secret

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?
Right now, these songs: Divorce Song/Liz Phair House of Cards/Radiohead Leif Erikson/Interpol We're Just Friends/Wilco

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
It is going to get worse

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Ceremony by New Order

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

secretskin23’s Latest Memoir of 33

“Easier isn't better; it's just cowardly.”

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