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.

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Feeling like my smile took leave.

by Solstice22 on January 18, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Sorry. It is just such a beautiful day here and everyone is staring at their phones. Even folks my age! Plus they have earphones on. Blocking the view, blocking the noise, blocking the personal interaction. I've noticed lately that if I do start chatting, out loud, with someone, people nearby frown. Like we're disturbing them while they are staring at their phones. We are outside, people! In the beautiful fresh air! We're not being rowdy, just...talking. Remember talking?

What would I look at if I had a smart phone? That's my biggest question. Feeling just a bit of an outcast today. It will pass.


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