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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Favor town painted in street-lamp hues.

by Layne on March 29, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I went for a walk during the night yesterday down the same streets I run during the day. Everything was transformed so beautifully by the street lamps I had not even payed attention to during the day. The soft yellow light they give off gives those streets new youth, like I'm not home anymore. I was able to get away from the world I live in without even leaving it. Just magical.


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