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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Tell us your Six-Word Pinnacle Moment

by TeamSixWords on August 13, 2017   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

On August 21st, those of us in North America will have the chance to behold one of nature's more awe-inspiring phenomenons: a total solar eclipse. For two minutes during that remarkable day, the moon will pass in front of the sun, casting a shadow along the path of totality. While witnessing this monumental event could be a life-changing experience for those in the right place at the right time, we also find meaningful moments that happen every day. For SixContest #103, we want to hear about the pinnacle moments that define your life, in exactly six words. Whether it's meeting an idol, finishing a project, or achieving a personal breakthrough, there are once (maybe twice!) in a lifetime opportunities that can change our story forever.

If you'd like to share a backstory (we love reading them!), be sure to submit your entry as a six and include the link here in the comments. Please post only one entry per comment.

Remember to tag us and include #SixWordPinnacleMoment when posting your Six Words to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!


This SixContest runs through Friday, September 1st at 3PM EDT. Submit your entries in the comments below or on our social media pages: twitter.com/sixwords (remember to tag @sixwords) |facebook.com/sixwordmemoirs | instagram.com/six.word.memoirs | sixwordmemoirs.tumblr.com


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