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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Six Word Memoirs




Member since January 10, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
The Alchemist.

My favorite story of all time is:
the one about a boy, a girl, a hill, and a pail of water.

In bed I like to read:
Books and letters.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Thought Catalog, The New York Times, The Denver Post, and the last bathroom stall on the right.

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?
My hair getting caught in the car door.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Kiss him now, abandon your fear.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Colorado by Stephen Stills. He's worth a listen

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
I can't say, they might be reading it right now.

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