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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Creeping out of the cancer cave.

by DynamicDbytheC on March 6, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

We have been in the dark cancer cave for over 3 years, the past two years were the worst. Our focus was finding a way for James to live as long as possible. Illness makes one's world smaller. Pretty soon you are isolated in your home most of the time. I am now venturing back out into the world. A friend invited me to Spain. She is flying there on business so all I would need is a ticket. My instinct was to say, "I can't go anywhere because..." Then I realized, a new life is still ahead of me, pain or not.

picture James on the right. His belly as big as the pumpkin. Always laughing and smiling.


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