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.

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Should I put this picture away?

by notjustagirlintheworld on February 25, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My nearly 13 year old asked this about a photograph of him with his (very) recently deceased grandfather as he was helping me prepare his room for his grandmother to sleep in last night before we all leave for New York for her husband's (his grandfather's) funeral later today.


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