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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Aug 5, 2015
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Laughter's best when at one's self.

Silly me, I thought I was perfect.

Allen Brookins-Brown became my life insurance agent in the 1972. He is a mixture of meekness and ego, with a heavy dose of Minnesota freeze-dried satire. This picture was taken in a park in Eden Prairie Minnesota in the 1990s.

His avocations are humorist, writer and stand-up comic. The most common comic...
 

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