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 and on SmithTeens. Read more about six.

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

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I love a good word, I do. I love finding exactly the right word to express exactly what it is I am trying to say. I love to roll words around in head. I love to look a word up in the dictionary to find it is, in fact, exactly the word I was looking for, or conversely, that it is not in point of fact, what I meant at all or, at least not precisely. I love looking up one word only to find there is an even better, more exact, word for what I am trying to express. I love letting the words from one definition lead me to the next word and its definition, and then the next, until I am so far afield from where I began that I cannot, for the life of me, remember what it was that I thought I wanted to say.
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