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:
A paper on speech perception in bilinguals.

My favorite story of all time is:
Lately, it is the six word memoir that started it all off: (Hemmingway: For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.) Such a tear-jerker--so perfectly done.

In bed I like to read:
Cheesy mysteries from various historical times/exotic locales. I currently have two series I follow that take place in Old New York. This is my shameful secret.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Blog by frogma. Sailboat ads (the stories are written between the lines). Ravelry. This six word habit has killed my attention span!

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?
Getting screwed for following the rules.

Shari_Berkowitz’s Latest Memoir of 236

“Lately the news is all bad.”

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