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.


Six Word Memoirs
Social Buttons Facebook Twitter Tumblr Pinterest YouTube


Playing Mom's piano, her fingers guiding.

by zsuzsu on August 12, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Mom passed away last year (2011) at almost 93. She played her piano (which I inherited) beautifully up to few months before her death, the same one her parents gave her in 1926, when she was eight. Her repertoire was anywhere from Liszt to Loewe, Brahms to Berlin, Grieg to Gershwin. So when I sit down to play, I feel her presence here with me, helping my fingers plunk out the melodies. Thanks, Mom, but I know I'll never play as good as you!


Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine