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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Almost two years. Still miss her.

by CAHtrans on May 15, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My mother died suddenly in late 2011 of heart failure on my watch. It was just her and I at home that night, neither of us expecting something like this. Thank God for CPR training and a cool head, but she still slipped away, beneath my own hands.


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