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


My heart broke for Mom yesterday.

by StephanieTor on May 7, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Mom's cousin came from out of town yesterday for a quick visit. We went out to dinner after visiting the nursing home. Mom begged us to let her go, but we couldn't manage getting her and the wheelchair in the car. I had to keep telling Mom she couldn't go. I left in a flood of tears.


Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine