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. Read more about six.

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our quiet fields... infused with terror.

by Inhale_brevity on December 27, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Somehow the last two years the village my father and I were born in has been ravaged by violence. I miss the Webster that I only remember in flashes but know to be serene and clear. I planned to release his ashes on the water that day and am grateful that I was too selfish...


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