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.

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Still as dust after train wreck.

by ShellDeFelice on May 26, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

It is so quiet, crawling back from death's bed.Last week I was drowning in the noise a hospital makes. Bustling nurses, concerned doctors, dripping IVs, blood pressure alarms...a never ending cacophony. Now, I am home, putting back the pieces of a body ravaged by an infection gone sepsis. And the quiet is like none other. Another chance to hear and see clearly. Stepping out and off the tracks.


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