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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"Daddy, where do sporks come from?"

by Staraj on September 15, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Not from storks.

Okay, gang, we’ve been casually — and sometimes disparagingly — sixing about sporks and foons. But let's tell it like it is. Children aren't stupid. We need to have frank, straightforward discussions with them about what sometimes occurs in flatware drawers late at night. Love will not be denied.

(Alas, as Jeff Goldblum laments, knife has not found a way.)


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