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.


Six Word Memoirs
Social Buttons Facebook Twitter Tumblr Pinterest YouTube


One regret. Six words. What's yours?

by Larry_D._Smith on September 21, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I'm curious about Six-Word Regrets because we're approaching the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a time for Jew—and of course people of any faith—to ponder notions like renewal, regrets, atonement. At the same time, SMITH Magazine is part of a series of shows called "With Regrets..." that the Jewish cultural nonprofit, Reboot, is putting on in LA (9/22) and NYC (9/27). At each show, performers will tell personal stories of regrets. I'll be reading Six-Word Regrets from the event’s Facebook Wall (http://on.fb.me/10QSept27) and wanted to put the challenge out to the amazing Six-Word scribes on SMITH a well.

More on the shows:

And the accompanying project called 10Q in which anyone answers a series of questions that prompt you for short personal reflection (sneak preview: the last question asks for a Six-Word response).


Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine