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 22, 2011


Right now, I'm reading:
How Green Was My Valley

My favorite story of all time is:
East of Eden (but really how can you pick one favorite story?)

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
My new favorite is "The Sun" and Brevity and Cirque.

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?
How just when you think you have it figured it out, life throws you another curve ball.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Just be yourself darling. It's enough.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Barbara Kingsolver

Carey’s Latest Memoir of 11

“Found my island. Learning to swim.”

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