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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Member since February 11, 2008


Right now, I'm reading:
The Interestings

My favorite story of all time is:
The Velveteen Rabbit

In bed I like to read:
Short stories

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

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?
Arriving at a swell cocktail party in the best heels, only to learn it's a lawn party... careful of the turf punctures!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Maintain your journal to consult later.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Mrs. McQueen - fifth-grade teacher.

Nancy’s Latest Memoir of 18

“San Diego summer during your fall.”

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