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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New Six logo for SMITHmag anniversary.

by Larry_D._Smith on January 6, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

We launched SMITH Magazine on Jan. 6, 2006, National Smith Day (a day I didn't make up but liked the sound of). Today we unveil our new Six Word logo — a small but simple modification to reflect a world, and site, where Six Words is a wonderful and creative way to get to the essence of anything.

Also new in 2014 is:
• The Six Word app, that we expect to be available for the iPhone by Jan 30.
• A Six Word Workbook for Schools, which you can see here:
• Six-Word keychains—they're really quite great, via a friend's design company—available in February.
• And look for more tweaks to the experience of sharing and reading Sixes on SixWordMemoirs.com

Thanks all,



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