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 and on SmithTeens. Read more about six.

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Six Word Memoirs


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Right now, I'm reading:
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, The Knife of Never Letting Go, and Wildwood.

My favorite story of all time is:
Strega Nona: Her Story

In bed I like to read:
Any kind of poetry.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:

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?
i cant describe my life's story since i'm not done yet

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Remember who the real enemy is.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
"Dance with the Devil" by Breaking Benjamin

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
a complete stranger from the moon

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“Not everything broken can be fixed.”

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