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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Work hard, dream big, take detour.

by Detour on February 26, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I am very goal oriented, and so working hard and dreaming big are a large part of my innermost being - taking detours...not so much. It seems that every plan has multiple detours along the way. I used to fight against them but found it tiresome. Now I embrace the detours and the unscheduled life events. Its what makes life fun. "Life is what happens after all the planning."


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