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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Sep 2, 2015
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Scared straight by a hair dryer

A fixture of the small Southern town of my youth was the beauty parlor. For those who are unfamiliar with the 1960s beauty parlor or haven't seen "Steel Magnolias," a brief explanation is in order before the description of my earliest psychological scar.

As I recall, the beauty parlor was where all old women — mom-aged women, in their early to...
 

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