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.


Six Word Memoirs




Member since August 5, 2011


Right now, I'm reading:
1967 by Tom Segev

My favorite story of all time is:
Bullet in the Brain by Tobias Wolff.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Wherever my Twitter folks direct me.

JonPapernick’s Latest Memoir of 12

“I will never forgive the Germans.”

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