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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What are your weird moment coincidences?

by marymc on March 23, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

We all have them, looking back. Where the stars align and bizarre coincidences occur. In 1977, I was a freshman in high school. I made a new friend and we went to see a movie together... it was our first social interaction. Her parents had to drive both ways because my parents were at the funeral of my dad's best friend. He died tragically young. One year later, I was at the funeral of that girl who had become my best friend, dying tragically young. The movie we had gone to see? "The Competition". Richard Dreyfuss & Amy Irving. In it they mention, by name, my husband's uncle.


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