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:
many Buddhist books

My favorite story of all time is:
Huck Finn

In bed I like to read:
zen books

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
gmail news

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?
One step forward...two steps back.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Honor everyone as a fellow human.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Lucille Talks Back...BB King

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My wife and best friend...same person.

SilverCityWillie’s Latest Memoir of 143

“Shooting blanks from my six-word gun.”

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