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:
"The Moment" and "Dinosaurs Divorce"

My favorite story of all time is:
A tie between Gone With the Wind and Siddhartha

In bed I like to read:
Magazines, books, cosmetic product enclosures, Sunday NYT Email

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Jezebel, Memorius, Brevity, Clive James.com, NYT, Salon, Twitter

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?
The irony of it all!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Go for it! Don't hold back.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
The Dog Days Are Over; Bulletproof.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Lily my little Pipsqueak who is writing up a storm and also addicted to 6 word memoirs

RosieWriter’s Latest Memoir of 75

“Good timing better than good luck.”

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