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:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

My favorite story of all time is:
Pride and Prejudice, my favorite love story

In bed I like to read:
The articles I have saved on my Pocket app

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Guernica Magazine and The Rumpus, among others

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Giiiirrrrrl, you know what to do.

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Jamaica Kincaid

Gilly’s Latest Memoir of 92

“I could never hear you cry.”

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