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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First sports injury: badge of courage

by liberata on November 2, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Silly story, but here it is. My right knee swelled. I went to Medline Plus (**reliable** medical info from the National Library of Medicine, people.) Read about meniscus and ACL tears. Imagined the worst. No more Zumba. Turns out it was just my knee complaining of overuse. First sports injury of my life caused by over-exercise. I'm actually celebrating! (as I look for some gentler activities to alternate with Zumba)


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