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.

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Member since September 8, 2010


Right now, I'm reading:
30 year old love letters.

My favorite story of all time is:
Twas the Night Before Christmas

In bed I like to read:
Murder mysteries and science fiction.

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?
Substitution, Mass Confusion, Clouds Inside Your Head.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Hang on. Be kind. Dream bigger.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Where Do You Go - Sister Hazel

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Liz. It's all for her anyway.

Undermom’s Latest Memoir of 502

“Semicolon. Full stop. Beast won. Dammit.”

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