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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Should introverts be required to share?

by lillybrook on February 13, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

The Great Gatsby English writing project: choose an object that encapsulates how you want people to think of you. My 15 year old's response: "I don't want people to think of me" (She is a very private kid). I struggled to help her think about how to meet her teacher's expectations without feeling like she is compromising herself. I asked questions; she shut down. Now I'm worried...


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