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:
Prayers for the Stolen

My favorite story of all time is:
I'm a story junkie. I love new stories all the time.

In bed I like to read:
Recaps of TV shows I just watched.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
NY Times, Creative Nonfiction, McSweeney's, Salon.com, xoJane, The Manifest Station, Narratively, The Rumpus, Bustle, Full Grown People, Black Fox Literary Magazine

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?
unending heartache

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Alter plans you have in mind.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
He knows.

ChewyD2’s Latest Memoir of 1740

“Will write my way to you.”

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