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.

So give six a try—and make your words count.


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Son just grew up last night.

by MsKillie on October 9, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

He was on the phone hours past his bedtime (grandma caught him and tattled to me the next morning). He said the cutest thing, "Sorry mom, I know I shouldn't have been up so late, but it was the first time I got to talk to the girl I like." He even showed me her picture on Facebook. Ahhhh :) Hard to be mad after hearing that!


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