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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Don't drop bombs on anyone. Ever.

by catsmeow on December 17, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This was the six word sentiment held up on a cardboard sign by a quite elderly veteran on a street corner. I watched him for awhile. The fellow veterans standing with him were solicitous of his well-being as he sat in a lawn chair, unable to get up without assistance.

I admired his simple message. I admired the effort it must have taken to get to that street corner to share it.


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