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.


Six Word Memoirs




Member since June 7, 2009


Web Site

Right now, I'm reading:
Olive Kitteridge

My favorite story of all time is:
The Little Prince

In bed I like to read:
e-books on my Kindle.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The library and my friend's blogs.

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?
Be the rock people are expecting.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
He's absolutely, positively not worth it.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Paperback Writer by the Beatles?

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My future agent?

Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine