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.


Six Word Memoirs
Social Buttons Facebook Twitter Tumblr Pinterest YouTube


"I know that I know nothing"

by sisterpoet on April 24, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Socrates was said to have replied when he was told that he was the wisest man of all that he was because he knew he knew nothing. I aspire to live by this philosophy in some form. I want to continue to be a responsible person who gathers info before making a wise decision. Yet I want the freedom to make mistakes perhaps and know that to a certain extent, I know nothing. I do not know what the next day will bring. I need to be ok with that. I need to do the best I can everyday with what is in front of me and take on the task of the new day with a confidence that is unshakable. Not knowing everything is not to be ignorant or weak, it is indeed a sign of greatness. I have a long way to go.


Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine