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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That was a bit nerve wracking

by jl333 on July 20, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Tonight as I was driving home, I saw an almost near collision on a motorcycle. It reminded me of the time, not to long ago, I almost got hit by an oncoming car, while riding my motorscooter... and I was totally the one at fault! I had the green light and was turning left. For whatever reason I assumed that I had the right away, when in fact I was supposed to be the one to yield. I realized at the last nano second that I was pulling into the path of a large SUV, and had I not reacted at that last nano second, I probably wouldn't even be here to write about it. It was that close.


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