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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Obituaries jeer, setting bar ever higher.

by elljay on January 25, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

The obituaries of the silent generation blow me away ...people who live to be 90 have generally worked really hard, seen horrible things, made real sacrifices, found meaningful ways to spend their time, and leave an abundance of love and respect in their wake ... a very inspiring generation ... probably not so fun as parents but the real deal as far as pillars of communities go.


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