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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Memoirs capture poignant slices of Life.

by ciofki on May 7, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Reading Six-Word Memoirs won't necessarily tell you a person's life story. However, many times you will catch a glimpse of the both the everyday and eventful moments that shape our collective humanity. Some may be funny, or sad, or even downright infuriating at times. Whatever the memoir, it all adds to the mosaic that we call Life! Six-on all!!!


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