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 and on SmithTeens. Read more about six.

So give six a try—and make your words count.


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Right now, I'm reading:
The Empathy Exams

In bed I like to read:
The backs of my eyelids.

My favorite story of all time is:
Stories that are unpredictable with good character development. I hate to think, "That would never happen," at the end of a novel.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
LA Times, NY Times, Creative Nonfiction, McSweeney's, Salon.com, xoJane

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?
You'll find out when I finish my essay collection.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Here are the winning lottery numbers.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Something I Can Never Have

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

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