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.


Six Word Memoirs




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Right now, I'm reading:
Northanger Abbey

My favorite story of all time is:
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

In bed I like to read:
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Sociological Images, 1000 Awesome Things

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?
Bad timing, unreliable friends, and Photoshop.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Appreciate moments with your best friend.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Let Your Heart Hold Fast by Fort Atlantic

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
David Stark

BronzeArkansan’s Latest Memoir of 90

“Washed in white by the brave”

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