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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"I was nice once last year!"

by bohemdeb on July 18, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This, in the words of my 85 year old grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease. I just moved in to help her, and we were out to lunch and the service was a little slow. She started to grumble quietly and I had a feeling it was going to get louder, so I very calmly said, "Be nice MomMom. They're busy." Her reply is my six-word.


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