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.

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Surprised by so many supportive parents.

by BecomingLuke on November 19, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I don't come across many queer youth that have supportive families, especially in my town. The amount that were at the community dinner about knocked me over. There were more parents and grandparents than kids and not one person was afraid to say who they were during intros.
They overpowered the death stares I was getting from my dad.


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