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


What's it mean to dream big?

by Skyebird on August 18, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I have a dream. My dream is to graduate from college with a masters. Start my own pastry cafe. Write and publish twenty books. Ride a llama. Become president of the United States, and maybe someday, become the supreme ruler of the world, or universe. Whichever comes first. I have many dreams. That doesn't mean I believe they'll happen. I've been told from several sources that it's good to have a dream whether big or small, even if it's just to shake hands with a celebrity, or to see a real polar bear anywhere other than a zoo. Or maybe to eat fifty different kinds of mushrooms. It's good to have a dream, because otherwise... what is life? A constant routine of drab blah blah blah, small happiness(es), and lots of disappointments. I tell everyone who'll listen to me that I'll be the next Mark Twain or Toni Morrison. I'll be a 'something.' I make it look like I'm so sure of myself and that my life isn't just a statistic. But really, I'm all talk. Is this what it means to dream big? Because all I'm doing is dreaming.


Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine