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:
reconstructing amelia - kimberly mccreight

My favorite story of all time is:
harry potter or peter pan

In bed I like to read:
peter pan - j.m. barrie

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
the library, new york times

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?
an ed sheeran song

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
"it won't matter after high school."

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
the river - bruce springsteen

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
absolutely no idea

silhouette’s Latest Memoir of 54

“The city never sleeps at night.”

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