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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15 years later, need a biopsy.

by lovelylizard on March 4, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I am a lucky breast cancer survivor, 15 years post-diagnosis. Today at yearly mammogram, they found "something suspicious", and I need to have a biopsy on 3/15. I can't speak this out loud yet. I can't share with my mom, as she would be a basket case, and I can't deal with that right now. Yesterday was my birthday and two of my dearest friends forgot, I'm not feeling surrounded by supportive people right now and need a hug.


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