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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"Last meal" wasn't what I wanted.

by marymc on December 11, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I was all set. Linguine with white clam sauce at my favorite restaurant would be my last meal for 44+ hours. We wait a half hour for a table. We get seated. We open the menu. No linguine and white clam sauce. It's been on the menu for over 20 years and now it's gone. I know I'm stressed and hormonal, but I almost cried.


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