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:
Jennie Lawson. Funniest - woman - alive!

My favorite story of all time is:
the one where Jane runs, then she meets Dick, and then some other stuff happens.

In bed I like to read:
the label on my Ambien vial.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
the checkout line at the grocery store.

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?
running into Mary-Kate Olsen only to find we are both wearing the EXACT same outfit!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
"You are so pretty and smart!"

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Joyce DeWitt. Joyce, call me!

Nicksfanman’s Latest Memoir of 115

“When in doubt, take a nap.”

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