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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Age old paint shirt triggers memories.

by MO_Thoughts2 on December 7, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Jewel green from the front room. It was my first house after living in apartments for years. I painted it a color that made me happy.

Shocking pink when my daughter was 5 and in a Barbie phase.

Lime green and purple paint from my daughter's room when she was around 10.

Red and coral blue from my son's room when he was 8.

Gray when we repainted everything neutral after I bought a bigger house and was renting out the old house three years ago.

Today was an eggshell for the closet and laundry room in the old house. Renter moved out .. now it's on the market.


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