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.

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Jan 18, 2017
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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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'Brush your teeth. Because you can.'

Even when I was 7, I was jealous of my classmates when they would complain about going to the dentist. Insurance was a luxury. Dentists were luxuries. Choices were luxuries. But a smile was important, and I knew that. So I brushed and gargled and pretended I had dentist stories when my friends had dentist stories.

My dad never really knew...
 

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