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 » QUESTIONS

Peek-a-boo! Who sees who hiding behind?

by Staraj on December 9, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


One day of the week, almost every week, I assist a woodcutter harvest firewood in the Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest, which covers a vast expanse of southern Oregon and northern California. For me, these weekly sojourns in the forest quasi-primeval are therapy. No Internet. No TV. No radio. No cell phone calls. No time, either. Just human essence interspersed with Earth's essence: dirt, rocks, plants, birds, and a variety of creatures that "creepeth upon the earth". (So far, Bigfoot continues to play peek-a-boo as well. Quite well, I'm happy to report.) I never fail to return from each excursion with my "operating system rebooted".

The weather was frosty for my most recent outing Saturday; nonetheless, I was cheered by frequently glancing upward at the sun's rays streaming on and through the trees and on and "through" me. Gold transmuted into green and into joy.

Peek-a-boo! That's me . . . shining among those trees.

P.S. – O-kaaaay . . . I admit it. A cell phone in the woods CAN be handy . . . especially for capturing alchemy. :-)

COMMENTS

 
Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine