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


Six words: too short for Haiku.

by Sherman on November 22, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I go back and forth on writing Haiku. I've gotten better at it but need more practice. This is not the place. When Vivian introduced me to six-word memoirs I loved the idea but have trouble transitioning from syllables to whole words.

It's a high-class problem.


Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine