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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If only I could tell him..

by mamaduck on January 9, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

So much I wish I had said to my son, who died from a drug overdose. How much his tenderness and sensitivity meant in a world that is often uncaring and difficult to find a place in...Nothing is wasted, darling...you gave everything; no half measures for you! I wish you were still here with us; I hope you are tattooing your mad tarantella on heaven's skin...


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