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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Malka! No shellfishes near my dishes!

by sopomae on January 16, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My last boyfriend grew up Orthodox. His parents were very religious and kept kosher. I love to cook and would always want to take charge in the kitchen… but I'd always forget the rules of a kosher household. No mussels in white wine sauce. Don't talk about it. Don't even think about it. In my paranoid fantasies, my boyfriend's mother would always call me out using my Hebrew name.


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