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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Reminder in blood-stained jeans. Almost forgot...

by writtenvoice on March 16, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I have a pair of jeans that I wear all the time, more than any other pair. These jeans have had a stain on them for a while now, but I didn't think a lot of it - jeans get messy. Then, today, I looked a little closer and saw that these jeans carry evidence of my previous secret life of harming. It felt like a punch in the stomach. I've been over a year without harming, but still I felt so ashamed.


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