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.


Six Word Memoirs
Social Buttons Facebook Twitter Tumblr Pinterest YouTube


Repeatedly warned to look both ways

by jl333 on January 16, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

And just like a kid, "I forgot", which nearly cost me my life. So here's the story. In Australia, they not only drive from the passenger side of the car, but they also drive on the opposite side of the street. So as I went to cross the street, I naturally looked to my left and started to step off the curb once I saw that it was clear, and immediately looked to my right to see a car flying down the road. Luckily the girl I was visiting saw my error and yelled, which caused me to react quickly and avoid getting hit by an Aussie.


Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine