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.

More than half a million short stories have been shared here. Read more about six.

So give six a try—and make your words count.

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Dec 3, 2016
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What’s the best advice you’ve ever given or received? Whether a life philosophy, tip for working, playing or loving better, share your advice here in exactly six words.​ ​The best submissions will be included in a new book, THE BEST ADVICE IN SIX WORDS, out November, 2015 from St. Martin's Press.
 
 
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One of my first memories from kindergarten was another Jewish mom telling my mom that I didn't look Jewish. It made sense—I look just like my mom, who had converted before I was born. My biological Jewish side came from my dad. When I was 12, my parents sat me down at my favorite diner with something to tell me....
 

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