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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Thirty is not the new twenty.

by Larry_D._Smith on May 20, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

There's great TED Talk by Meg Jay, author of The Defining Decade. The idea that 30 is the new 20 is not only silly, she says, but possibly sending a terrible message to people at a time that is actually the most transformative period in adult lives—when most people make the decisions that will shape the rest of their lives. Check it out:


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