A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly
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
More than half a million short stories have
been shared here.
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Four years ago, my wife and I pulled out boxes of individual photos and albums filled with five generations of images and memories. My mother died a couple of months before, and I finally got the courage to forge through the heavy-heartedness and sort through the pictures. We placed each picture in one of three piles, designating each photo for...