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:
The Shadow Rising - Wheel of Time

My favorite story of all time is:
I Can't It's A Military Secret

In bed I like to read:
SyFy, Thrillers and Who Done its

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
NPR, Sunday CNN & CBS News

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?
The underestimation of a vivid imagination

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You are not your worst enemy

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
The Living Years by Mike and the Mechanics

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
James Dean

MichaelMyth’s Latest Memoir of 13

“Today Six Words on WGBH Radio”

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