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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by Wordsforsmiles on July 11, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Many people go through these hard times. So many families have a loved one in the war, fighting for our country. This six word memoir is expressing when families find out that the loved one has died fighting so he won't come home.


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