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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Still stare at her photo gasping.

by thesagittarian12 on March 17, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I don't look much like anyone in my family, at least not in my opinion. One of the photos I have managed to obtain of my daughter is of her in her school uniform. She must have been all of ten years old at the time. Her facial resemblance to me at that same age is breathtaking and something that still freaks me out a year or so since being handed the image. I only wish I could download the damn thing to this backstory.


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