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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Mar 24, 2017
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Past stashed in a shoe box.

I used to have this "scorched earth" policy with regards to failed relationships.
A relationship ended and out went everything; photos, letters, gifts, the whole lot. My reasoning being that I didn't want to have physical reminders of those happy times that were now tainted with heartbreak. And, I didn't want to heft them around everywhere I...
 

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