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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Vocabulary impressed. Thank you, Reader's Digest.

by accidentaltourist on January 19, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

It was a gift to my family from my grandmother for all the years I was growing up, that subscription which brought that little monthly publication full of "real life" stories of heartbreak and courage, humorous quips, and other food for thought. My favorite feature, of course, was "It Pays to Increase Your Word Power." That's just how much of a hopeless geek I actually am.


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