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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How was this a good idea?

by marymc on February 16, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Valentines Day at the nursing home, a lady came in to photograph people holding this giant heart frame around their faces. Cute, huh? Except all I saw were little old ladies, standing there all by themselves in a heart. Alone. Their husbands were dead. When it came to my mom's turn, I stood in the heart with her.


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