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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Member since June 30, 2013


Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The American Scholar, The New Yorker, My Library, and many more

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?
Newspaper Headline: Man wins lottery, forgets to collect money.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Breath slow or you will asphyxiate.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Someone who wants to read it.

BrettZ’s Latest Memoir of 40

“A rusty razor grants second chances.”

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