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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Want to live to see 90?

by marymc on October 15, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My dear friend's dad is 90. She took him into her home. Seems like everyone's choice over a nursing home, but he's fallen twice... hospitalized both times. Rehab afterward. She works full time with a boisterous black lab. It doesn't seem he's safe there, but my mom's in assisted living and she's fallen. Smashed her face into a piece of furniture. What's the right answer?


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