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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Extra napkins are always a necessity!

by Bookndz on June 28, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

After searching for minnows, crabs and various dead things on the beach all day, my son asked me if he should wash his hands before lunch. I could not say "yes" loudly enough. Extra napkins (and wet wipes) are always a necessity!


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