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.

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Momma. Pancreatic cancer. Not fair. Sad.

by Kathi_Carter on January 4, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My mother was a colon cancer survivor--5 years. She was the bravest person I ever knew. They told her she had tumors in her liver and we all assumed the colon cancer had returned. She was ready to fight it. The biopsy came back pancreatic cancer...no treatment...no cure. She didn't shed a tear. They gave her 6 months - she said she would tear up the next year. She only lived 10 days. God Bless her - she lived every minute of every day of her life. I miss you Momma. I only wish I could be so brave. I am proud to be your daughter.


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