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 and on SmithTeens. Read more about six.

So give six a try—and make your words count.

X CLOSE

Six Word Memoirs
Social Buttons Facebook Twitter Tumblr Pinterest YouTube

SIX WORD » LIFE

Following the storm, shipwreck laid bare.

by accidentaltourist on November 17, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


Photo: USGS. The presumed remains of the Bessie White, a wrecked schooner long buried under Fire Island's dunes, exposed on the beach following Hurricane Sandy.

Read more at http://www.enstarz.com/articles/9419/20121116/sandy-exposes-ship-fire-island-shipwreck-uncovered-near-long-island.htm#eLcsR0EOcTiXE04u.99

I saw this report on the morning news, and I thought immediately, "how like human interaction this is." Hurricane Sandy slammed Fire Island and shifted the sand dunes 75 feet, leaving the carcass of this old schooner naked and raw in the open air when the sun returned.

How perfectly this epitomizes the breakdown of relationships. The bluster and blow that swirls around us, battering and eroding our defenses, shifts all our protections away and leaves us naked, broken, vulnerable. And wondering: what happens now? Do we crumble into the dust, weakened by the stripping away of all that which not only masked us from view but supported us? or do we find a way to preserve whatever dignity we have left and stand strong in the bright light of the new day?

COMMENTS

 
Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine