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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Feb 23, 2017
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Six Word Memoirs brings you an entirely new kind of six-word experience: Six-Word Questions. This is the place to pose a question to the Six Word community from, "What are your favorite Six-Word quotations" to challenging members to pen Six-Word Obituaries to the recently departed to Six-Word jokes and any other Six-Word question you can dream up. You can even request that the responses be in six words. Everyone has a question—what's yours?

 
 
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Irreverent descendant of religious freedom seekers.

My 6th great-grandfather John McMillan was born in Scotland in 1736. He was a member of the Covenanters, a Scottish Presbyterian movement. Covenanters wanted and demanded perfect liberty of conscience and freedom to worship God according to their own faith.

The Covenanter's stand for political and religious freedom led to almost a century of persecution. Many, including John McMillan and his...
 

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