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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I never cried as a Marine.

by Trista2000 on May 21, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I was recently attending a writers retreat at the Writers Guild in New York and after an exercise prompt we read our stories back. I broke down cryinig having just shared my story of service for the first time and immediately felt shame in my tears. I declared "I never cried as a Marine!" It really does tell my story of service.


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