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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Jul 4, 2015
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About Six-Word Questions

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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Small fingers curling on podium's edge.

For no reason at all, and with no explanation, his father fled the world. A sea of dark blue symbolism in front if him, waves of safety and service with an undertow of hyper-vigilance, he was left adrift. He climbed the altar stairs like an offering. Curling his ten small fingers around the podium edge, lifting...
 

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