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.

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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?
She wanted nothing in specific, and this is exactly what she got.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Do Stupid Shit Before Its too Late

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
He who unintentionally showed me the path to a world of unprecedented joy, impossible hope, ever flowing tears, and profound sympathy. My too good to be true nightmare.

AbsentMindedWannaBe’s Latest Memoir of 36

“For some unknown reason, I'm happy”

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