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.

So give six a try—and make your words count.


Six Word Memoirs


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Right now, I'm reading:
The poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay “I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.”

My favorite story of all time is:
yours.. mine.. theirs

In bed I like to read:
..and peacefully sleep

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?

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
There's a world to be read

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Both Sides Now

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
A fun-loving curious soul

EveningSkies’s Latest Memoir of 73

“Perhaps the memories rewrite the stories”

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