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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One long "who's on first?" routine.

by Trix95 on October 20, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My oldest son is on the spectrum and there are times when sarcasm, vagaries, pronouns, and, well, Tuesdays throw him for a loop. As fluent as I am in his language I can usually tell where he's going with something, but since he's now a teen it is increasingly important he learn to express himself clearly and independently. Therefore, I no longer "let him off the hook", but instead ask questions to try and get him to more fully engage. And there are times, Lord help us, there are times, when I hear our conversation and the best way to describe it is that timeless Abbott and Costello search for truth. I have faith that eventually, my son will find his answers.


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