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.

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Calls from family fucking scare me.

by marymc on November 2, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Dad's in the hospital. He calls, drugged out of his mind. Mom wants him to die. Brother is the one who'll be the one to tell me when IT happens. I want to flush my phone.


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