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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Rejected the words, narrowed the perspective.

by Passerby on April 10, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I've noticed that too often when people fight, excessive meta communication gets in the way. Both viewpoints can align, but both parties end up accusing the other of being narrow minded.

Talk about irony. I've been taught multiple times that we forget over half of what is said immediately after hearing it..


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