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 and on SmithTeens. Read more about six.

So give six a try—and make your words count.


Six Word Memoirs
Social Buttons Facebook Twitter Tumblr Pinterest YouTube


Take another name. Be someone else.

by canadafreeze on December 28, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Inspired by the poem by Wendy Morton.

If I had a name like Rosie Fernandez

I would wear gardenias and orchids
in my hair.
I would buy some hot sauce
called "Jump up and kiss me."
I would offer it to strangers.
If I had a name like Rosie Fernandez
I would know how to tango,
I would tap dance on sidewalks.
I would fall in love insistently,
spend hours in cafes
with a broken heart
and good coffee.

Oh, if I had a name like Rosie Fernandez,
I would know it.

Some ponderables:

Would you be fearless with another name?
Would your behaviour change if you changed your name?
How would life be different if you had a different name?


Six Word Memoirs Logo
Powered by Smith Magazine