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:

My favorite story of all time is:
The Yearling / Flowers for Algernon (tie)

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
rumpus, nytimes, mcsweeneys, justjared, Dame

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?
i have no idea what you're talking about

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
do yourself a favor, learn punctuation

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
'faraway eyes' RS

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
someone alive, funny, kind and able to influence my life positively

bange’s Latest Memoir of 88

“My best day: will begin anon”

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