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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Invested 5 hours, wasted 300 minutes

by sisterpoet on August 6, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I enjoy meeting new people. After spending about 45 minutes with someone recently and completely enjoying myself, I was reminded of a time about a year ago when I could almost feel the energy pouring out of my body as I tried to connect with someone. No such luck. After 5 hours, I left exhausted and annoyed but informed. Trust my instinct. Know when to fold um. Should have high tailed it out of there really early on.


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