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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Over dessert and coffee, right before the funeral, my mother and Aunt Vesta talked about how Grandma died. They had been taking turns sleeping in the alcove with her, where they had positioned the rented hospital bed.
She couldn't talk anymore. Grandma had never been an affectionate woman, but had recently taken to reaching for her daughters' hands, silently requesting,...