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:
My AP United States history book.

My favorite story of all time is:
the one about a little girl that could...i'm sure it's out there somewhere.

In bed I like to read:
Six Word Memoirs or poems.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Anywhere on tumblr.

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?
Something embarrassing happening to a character on a classic sitcom followed by monotonous laughter.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
He will never, ever love you.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Harper Lee by the Little Green Cars

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My tenth grade english teacher, Miss Rushenberg.

shylak’s Latest Memoir of 14

“Feeling pressured. Will back out soon.”

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