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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"Sir, would you like an autopsy?”

by PalliativeDoctor on May 23, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

As a physician, one of the hardest things to ask at a time of raw grief is "Would you like an autopsy?". I have done it numerous times, but until someone asks you, its hurt cannot be appreciated.


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