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.

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I never thought you'd really die.

by mamaduck on January 5, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My beautiful son Misha was battling alcoholism and manic depression. Everyone who cared for me told me to be prepared to lose him but he seemed to be doing well...sober, good place to live, going to AA, working...Then I got the call one night that he had been found dead in a hotel room- from an overdose of heroin that someone convinced him to try...first time, as far as anyone knows.


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