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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No Lifetime movie, just my life.

by accidentaltourist on November 29, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

A long-time acquaintance and I have recently taken our relationship to a new level of confidence, sharing stories from our childhoods and personal lives that we had heretofore held in reserve, not having "that kind" of friendship. As the song "The Story" (recorded by folk rock singer Brandi Carlile, penned by Phil Hanseroth) says, "these stories don't mean anything when you've got no one to tell them to." It's lovely to be able to tell your stories, have them listen, commiserate, understand. I feel enriched by her friendship.

However, my friend has also admitted that she finds herself often gathering stories like some people collect china plates or teapots. She confesses to liking to hear all the juicy details of people's lives....tales of scandal, disappointment, and pain, as well as happiness and wonder. She can live the emotions, without living the actions....just like in the movies.


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