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


Sometimes there just aren't enough words!

by grooveygirl on September 29, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Today, I became a "Sixer" and I am seriously psyched! Why is this Sixer status so significant to me, you might ask? The thrill of authorship is my reply. Today, I am published for the first time in my life, and it is most definitely NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING....
I have always fantasized about my literary debut on a more grand scale - you know, publishing the great American novel, writing an acclaimed broadway musical or play, adapting an Oscar winning screenplay. Oh yes, I have indulged the occasional delusion -er, I mean vision - of world tour book signings, press junkits, appearances on the morning talk show circuit and delivering a captivatingly comedic award acceptance speech. Such experiences I'm sure are not to follow the publishing of my humble and succinct words on this site. Yet, I was not prepared for how sublimely satisfying sharing six words with the world could be. My miniature memoir certainly wanes in comparison to "The Great Gatsby" or "Westside Story" or "Gone with the Wind"- but these are only my first six words to publish ... where it will lead... Mmm-the envelope please...


Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine