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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Right now, I'm reading:
In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

My favorite story of all time is:
Into the Wild, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Ms. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

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?
Fathers dying at inopportune times.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
No matter what happens, keep running.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Shimmer" by Fuel

KWes’s Latest Memoir of 13

“Maybe we'll make a father tonight.”

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