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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Can six words CHANGE the world?

by Dhani on September 13, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

You bet! WILLIAM beat Larry Smith by over four centuries with his famous six words: 'To be or not to be.' -a succinct thought which is still transforming people's minds about how they view themselves & the world.


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