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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Can't manage to get it right.

by Layne on April 12, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Nothing seems to be going right anymore... My grades are slipping. Not just one but all of them. I still put in all the work, just never rewarded on test day. I had to give a spanish presentation today and i practiced all last night and throughout the day to get it perfect. I forgot every line during class and let my group down. I haven't been able to pole vault right at all and I can tell I'm letting my coach down. I've been searching for a prom dress which is supposed to be fun, right? But my mom just keeps yelling at me when I mention prom. I haven't been getting enough sleep lately. My face is breaking out again. I'm never 'happy' whatever that even means anymore. I'm just so sick of messing up. I don't know what to do.


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