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:
Iowa Fiction Workshop

My favorite story of all time is:
Crime and Punishment

In bed I like to read:
Short fiction (that can finish in one sitting)

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
fishpublishing.com / glimmertrain.com

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?
Psych Wards, support groups, psychotherapy.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Never mind drugs, don't ever drink!

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Shine on you Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd

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

spelly78’s Latest Memoir of 384

“Good, not good as each other.”

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