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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Aug 20, 2017
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To share a sparkle of life.

A gentle touch brushed my sleeve as I leaned towards my elderly loved one at the hospital. Startled, I turned to see a tiny whithered gentleman smiling with much mischief.

He reached to hold my hand and said in a hushed voice:

“How old do you think I am?”
“75 perhaps?” I smiled gently.
His eyes lit up: “Oh no! I am 89, but...
 

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