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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Right now, I'm reading:
"Lies Women Believe," Nancy Leigh DeMoss "Do Hard Things," Alex & Brett Harris "House of Leaves," Mark Danielewski "Acting Out Culture," James S. Miller

My favorite story of all time is:
Lois Lowry's "The Giver."

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
devoZine, the newspaper, the hallways at school; my journal, my best friend's emails, the faces of strangers.

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?
A mosaic -- a collection of a dozen, a hundred, a million tiny pieces; fragments from objects which once constituted beauty, now broken, shattered, found, renewed; carefully pieced together in hopes of creating a masterpiece, but if you look closely enough, you will see my cracks.

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