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.

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Seeing broken friend fixed my issues.

by marymc on June 10, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I was right. He had a stroke last year at 50. Multiple DUI's. Lost his license, but still drives. 6 hospitalizations. 2 stints in rehab. I can't help him and it's unfair that he ask me to witness his suicide. This man was once one of my closest friends, my brother. Handsome, talented, smart, funny. It's not even like seeing his ghost. There is no resemblance. Still drinks. No desire to fix himself. Spending time with him, listening to his slurring suddenly made my daily nightcap a lot less desirable.


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