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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First step away from mom: bittersweet.

by treehugger on February 6, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My boy has been walking for a couple of weeks now but would only attempt solo steps if I was in front of him to catch him. Today he took his first steps away. It made me realize just how soon he would be running away from his mama out into the big wide world...


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