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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Who were you at age 11?

by lillybrook on April 17, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My memoir students are reading David Small's Stitches right now, and we had the most engaging conversation about the chapter "I was Eleven" today. It made me think of the SMITH community and how much I'd love to meet your 11 year old selves.


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