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:
The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore

My favorite story of all time is:
The Red Tent

In bed I like to read:
Bed is for sleep and stuff, not reading.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Write to Done

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?
Too little time!

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Remarkable people strengthen themselves and others

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
The Hokey Pokey

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

BobMcinnis’s Latest Memoir of 16

“Will the Big Game be super?”

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