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.

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Still cannot sleep with socks on.

by ErikaStellar on February 9, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

For some unknown reason, my dad used to tell me if I slept with socks on I would grow a beard. Frightened by the prospect of being a bearded lady, I 'Pavlov Dog' trained myself to take my socks of before bed.


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