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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Never a complainer, even through pain.

by JVS on June 8, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My dad was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and inclusion body myositis. He had trouble breathing. He couldn't swallow properly. But he had every intention to improve. He needed a feeding tube. He saw it as another experience. He remained positive, courteous, and joyous. When he died even his nurse wept. My dad meant that much to all of us. We miss him every day.


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