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.

So give six a try—and make your words count.


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Injustice long-since swallowed induces word vomit.

by accidentaltourist on January 10, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

So many of us were treatedly unkindly, unfairly, even harshly, in childhood...often by those who professed to love us, whose very job it was to protects us from the injustice of the world. In talking with a friend about her childhood, she gained the strength to finally speak aloud of the things that had gone before, the actions that had shaped her adult being, and suddenly the pain of her past hurts poured from her like steaming lava. It crawled over us both, searing and scorching, but in the end, it cooled and hardened, leaving a shell that binds us together in the sharing of her secrets, and in protection of her still-fragile heart.


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