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.

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At least I knew. He won't.

by marymc on November 25, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

When I said goodbye to Dad, I knew I'd never see him again. It was a life defining moment. My brother has to go back to work, after taking the last 3 weeks off. He has to travel. I know it's killing him, because he may not get that moment, that moment when he knows it's time to say goodbye.


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