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.

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"Luck is not chance--/ It's Toil--"

by SkinnyDomicile on July 13, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Luck is not chance --
It's Toil --
Fortune's expensive smile
Is earned --

-- The opening lines of a poem
by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886),
American poet


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