A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly
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
More than half a million short stories have
been shared here.
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Near the outer acreage of my parents' farm ran a rail line operated by the legendary midwest rail interest, Illinois Central. As a boy, I knew the line's schedule by heart. My siblings and I would often race across the corn rows, not an easy task at all given the resisting sharp leaves, hard stalks and ears, to give a...