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 and on SmithTeens. Read more about six.

So give six a try—and make your words count.


Six Word Memoirs


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Right now, I'm reading:
Maurizio De Giovanni, La condanna del sangue and David Halberstam's The Coldest War.

In bed I like to read:
Anything... if there is nothing better to do... understatement being the name of the game!

My favorite story of all time is:
Boccaccio's Decameron! It should be part of basic reading for all since it teaches people how to narrate stories in a salvific way to improve one's status and one's wits... and also have fun doing it!

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Various other places! You expect me to remember?

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?
Something that happened to me just about the same way as is being narrated now!

translator’s Latest Memoir of 101

“Came, saw, loved, stayed too long!”

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