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:
Anna Quindlen's Every Last One

My favorite story of all time is:
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five or Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

In bed I like to read:
Sadly, Facebook or my email

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The library and with my tablet reader

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?
Never know how much to trust another.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
It never gets easy. Always try.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Talking Bird by Death Cab for Cutie

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
God, and he/she would respond.

Artistgirl’s Latest Memoir of 301

“Planning to live in the present.”

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