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.

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Aug 26, 2016
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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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"Don't get too attached to it."

My parents repeated the phrase to my brothers and me. The phrase served as a simple caution and, at times, preparation for inevitable heartbreak. "It" referred to box turtles, tadpoles, stray dogs and cats, newborn calves and foals. For different reasons, those things that we desperately want to keep forever weren't ours to begin with.

The tadpoles will be floating by...
 

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