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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Sleep my escape from sadness, grief.

by Mourningdove on January 12, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My son's grandmother died yesterday. She was so much more than that. She took me in when I was 17 and pregnant. My own family told me to leave. She treated me as her own.


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