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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Member since February 13, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
City of Women

My favorite story of all time is:
Gone With The Wind

In bed I like to read:
Fiction, mysteries

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Rosebud, Six Sentences: Flash Fiction, Poetry Prompts/Writer's Digest

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Take your time. There is plenty.

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

CherylA’s Latest Memoir of 2

“My mental scale will not balance.”

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