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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New library invites six words post-its!

by lillybrook on July 23, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

We walked into our new (old) library today, and stood in awe of the Carnegie funded architecture and the rows and rows of books well lit by the beautiful long windows. As we stepped into the lobby from the stairwell rising from the entrance, I spotted the pillar covered in post it notes. Six words on pastel backgrounds from patrons of every age, race, and reading level! This is definitely my kind of library.


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