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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Okay, now you're just showing off

by jl333 on January 21, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Went on a 8 mile hike in 80+ degree weather. Two guys passed me, and as they passed, I commented on how impressed I was with their speed uphill. The one man then turns to his friend, and obviously I'm still in earshot, and says..."you want to run up the rest of the way?". What a show off.


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