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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In love...old-school word processor.

by illuminatrix on January 18, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Seriously, I wanted to find a minimalistic, online word processor with a dark background and very few distractions. I found a really wicked one. I'll give the link to anyone interested. Not everyone will be interested, of course, but picture this.
Black background, like a DOS terminal or an old computer terminal typing station using WordPerfect or something. Started with green text, now on amber/orange text (total adjustability, just pick an HTML color). Simple monotype serif font. Typewriter clicking sounds. Good ones, and obviously an option, I'm just a supergeek who misses clicking keys while typing and is constantly fantasizing about the allure of manual typewriters while simultaneously being too lazy for that to be practical. Screen-filling, distraction-less, toolbar-less terminal. No bright white screen screaming in your face. It's bloody hypnotic, I'm tellin' ya. You can use a cookie, make a log-in, or use an open log-in (like google, etc.), save, export, everything. I've gotta shut myself up before I embarrass myself. Ask if you want a link. What a good way to zone in on writing. Normally, my computer's desktop is like a giant labyrinth of wonderful distractions and demons that I must traverse to the center of, the only place I will find any productivity. It's far too easy to get lost. This might help.


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