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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Right now, I'm reading:
The Joy of Cooking

My favorite story of all time is:
To Build a Fire

In bed I like to read:
fortune cookies...

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?
How the rope is always just a few inches to short to reach me in the well.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't worry so much...

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Illegal Smile - John Prine

Fred_Richards’s Latest Memoir of 39

“Keep it in your pants son.”

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