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 December 9, 2011


Right now, I'm reading:
Snow Crash

My favorite story of all time is:
The Giving Tree

In bed I like to read:
My husband

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Atavist, Wired, Atlantic, New Yorker

ShoshanaBerger’s Latest Memoir of 4

“fear and guilt made me great”

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