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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And every candle has a name...

by jl333 on March 10, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

At every Relay For Life event, we decorate Luminaria bags in honor of those who have passed away from cancer and those who are battling cancer, and those who have 'survived' cancer (now in remission). During our 24 hour walk, we light each luminaria bag with a candle. The candle burns all night long. Each bag with a candle has a name...


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