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:
"Dear Life" by Alice Munro

My favorite story of all time is:
Stone Soup

In bed I like to read:
Historic true crime nonfiction

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
The New Yorker

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?
Loving something/someone who doesn't belong to me.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
You have great taste in music.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My late mother.

hermothersdaughter’s Latest Memoir of 3

“Almost 41. Got Carded. Day made.”

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