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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I want my mom; it's automatic.

by favepeep on July 27, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My mother died 25 years ago despite my fervent hope (and hers) that she would stick around for a while longer. Oftentimes when I'm troubled or scared or confused, the words, "I want my mom," run through my mind, unbidden. I think they always will.


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