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 February 20, 2010


Right now, I'm reading:
Breakfast with Socrates. Good old-time philosophy and philosophers tied to daily living -- getting up, going to work, eating, drinking, you name it.

My favorite story of all time is:
Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

In bed I like to read:
Nothing; rather sleep or make love. I read everywhere else. Never without a book in my pocket or carry pack.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly

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?
Lead Character in Movie "Five Easy Pieces"

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