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:
The Bookseller of Kabul

My favorite story of all time is:
Pelle's New Suit, a simple children's story about community and work.

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?
Six words (and six more words, and six more) on the story of my life: Priorities set but often easily forgotten. I'm a seeker who is scattered. Love my work but balance elusive. People are more important than things. Good intentions are my main productivity.

johanna67’s Latest Memoir of 23

“Dating was hazardous to my health.”

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