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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Mom, you had the best laugh!

by NoNickname1 on May 12, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

She's been gone 29 years yet her laughter rings so very true. Quiet, easily embarrassed yet helpful and loving to those less fortunate. Mom loved a good joke and the biggest laugh came as she'd inevitably mess up the punch line. A good woman she was, my Mother.


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