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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William Shakespeare reinterpreted in Six Words...

by TeamSixWords on March 9, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Six-Word Caption Contest #16: "The Ides of March Have Come!"

"Beware the Ides of March," says the seer in William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." The Ides of March marks the date of Caesar's assassination, but March 15th became known to the wider world through Shakespeare’s words. In honor of the Ides of March, we’re asking for your Shakespearean sixes!

"To thine own self be true..."


Contest runs through Friday, 3/14 until NOON ET. Our winner takes home a sleek key tag thanks to our friends at variouskeytags.com. Submit your entries in the comments below or on our social media pages (remember to tag Six Words!): facebook.com/sixwordmemoirs | twitter.com/sixwords | sixwordmemoirs.tumblr.com


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