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.


Six Word Memoirs


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Right now, I'm reading:
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones

My favorite story of all time is:
Impossible by Nancy Werlin and Words by Ginny L. Yttrup

In bed I like to read:
Novels and six word memoir books

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Teen Ink

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?
Someone else telling me, "No, you can't."

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Believe in yourself no matter what.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Why by Randy Crawford

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

torturedbutterfly’s Latest Memoir of 1217

“It's okay. I'm done sixing anyway.”

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