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:
Daring Greatly - Brene Brown, Plague of Doves - Louise Erdrich, Folklore and Legends of Rochester, NY, Storycatcher, Migraine - Oliver Sacks, Eudora Welty collection

My favorite story of all time is:
Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys

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 am a total klutz, frequently banging into things, falling down stairs, and dropping phones.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Mind your spending. Savings bring freedom.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"I believe I can fly" - Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies version

Aibrean’s Latest Memoir of 1

“Living a new life of wonder”

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