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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Highly logical purchase tickled me pink.

by dakat123 on July 18, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

While on vacation I walked into a Books-A-Million store. I'm searching for a particular book, so I'm focused. I didn't know the best rack EVER near the checkout. I find what I'm looking for but my boyfriend talks me into ordering it online. It's $10 cheaper, I can't argue with that. I hang my head and lumber toward the door. The boyfriend needs to use the "facilities", so I browse the super cute knickknacks near the register. All of a sudden, my face lights up. I begin clapping giddily and dancing on my toes. There's an ENTIRE DISPLAY devoted to Star Trek stuff. This is where I found my prize! I didn't stroke it, nor did I rip it out of the box. I sashayed to the cash register, floated to the car, and smiled the entire way home. I actually managed to wait until I arrived at work (three days later) to open it. Needless to say, I love my new jump drive.


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