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.


Six Word Memoirs
Social Buttons Facebook Twitter Tumblr Pinterest YouTube


Dreams ran, so I chased them.

by Lydia24 on December 4, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Dreams are unattainable when the individual only puts in the minimum amount of effort. The reason they are called dreams is because they’re almost too good to be a reality and they don’t stay still for anyone, you are forced to chase them. As questions arose about what I was going to do after I graduated, I tried to picture myself where I’d be happiest in the future; regardless of the reality of getting there. I knew that if I had the desire and motivation to make something happen, that I would eventually catch up to my speeding dream and make it my own. Dreams aren’t meant for those who are content with the bare minimum, they are meant to be pursued by those with desire to enhance the life they live. I saw my dreams hit the ground running and I stayed close behind, careful not to miss a single step.


Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine