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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The story behind your Smith handle?

by ErikaStellar on March 25, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Erika Stellar is not my real name, but E.S. are my initials. Erika Stellar would be my character's name in a graphic novel. I'd be in my early twenties, just graduated from college, out on my own for the first time, full of moxie and pizzazz, always getting in a pickle for some reason, figuring life out while maintaining a stellar attitude.


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