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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Right now, I'm reading:
Natalie Goldberg's latest book on writing memoirs

My favorite story of all time is:
Too many to mention.

In bed I like to read:
I'm an eclectic reader but love memoirs and historical books. Always have at least 5 books on reserve at the library.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
I seek out good stories wherever I can. Libraries, B&N's, Borders, etc.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
So you lived a charmed life, treated like a princess and wanted for nothing. And you say you can't stomach my honesty? It's too candid! It's too sad! Well tough! Because this was my life ...this is how it was...warts and all. And no one will stop me from telling it. Take it or leave it. You don't have to read it. But others will.

Lora_Mitchell’s Latest Memoir of 60

“Get rid of clutter, divorce him.”

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