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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Right now, I'm reading:
Townie by Andre Dubus

My favorite story of all time is:
A Prayer for Owen Meany

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Lighten up. Give yourself some credit.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"That's Life"

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Any non-fiction book reviewer with The New York Times.

ClayRivers’s Latest Memoir of 23

“To thine own self be you.”

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