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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I saw Mom's former self again.

by StephanieTor on January 13, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I had my usual Saturday visit with my mom yesterday. I cannot remember when I've seen her so talkative, interested in the newspaper - so "there." She didn't seem to zone out like she usually does in the afternoon. Mom even put lipstick on perfectly - after I wiped chocolate ice cream off her chin!


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