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.

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Grandmother's clock is alive and well.

by accidentaltourist on May 26, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

She had this clock that toned a different bird's song at every hour. Annoying as heck. The birds in the trees around my house give live versions of the same songs, and for my daughter and I, the memories they invoke are bittersweet.


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