So, What's Your Story?

SMITH is the home of Six-Word Memoirs© and a vibrant community of storytellers. Explore story projects, write your story & share it with friends.



Share a story with us

Six-Word Memoirs

Longer Stories

Your story contributions may be included in upcoming books. They may win contests. Or they can just help you share the story of your life with friends and loved ones.

Six-word Memoir Tshirts for Sale

The SMITH Superfeed
All the stories submitted to the site, even ones we write

Six-Word Memoir of the Day

Completed half-marathon. Now, nothing is impossible!

Six-Word Memoir by FBTutor

One Life. Six Words. What’s Yours?
SMITH Magazine
Write and share now!

What is your favorite summer song?

- Tonyglim

Memoirist of the Month
“Writing well is hard work. The six-word format is such a perfect fit for me because of the brevity."

Editors' Picks

Classroom Of The Month: Catherine Dison’s Ninth-Grade English Class At The Wellington School

Thursday, November 20, 2014
  When Catherine Dison came across Six-Word Memoirs, she knew it was something she had to introduce to her ninth graders at The Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio. “I loved the combination of words and image, and of course the challenge
Read more ›

“Swam in mud. Recovered inner lotus.”—The Best Six-Word Memoirs Of The Week

Friday, November 14, 2014
There’s something about the nature of change—whether it’s time passing, relationships evolving, or perspectives shifting—that effects us deeply. This week, Sixers shared their insights on change in its most intimate and reflective iteration: personal growth. From the playful (“Why not
Read more ›

Top Six-Word “Sum Up Yourself” Memoirs

Friday, November 7, 2014
For SixContest #39, we challenged you to “Sum Up Yourself in Six Words.“ Whether promoting themselves regarding employment or starting a relationship, or simply creating a personalized tagline, our Sixers proved they’re highly qualified to tackle any and all endeavors. After
Read more ›

“So many wrongs left to write.”—The Best Six-Word Memoirs Of The Week

Friday, November 7, 2014
Even if we’re not all writers by trade, Sixers understand the power of words. This week’s memoirs explored many aspects of writing, from the art of telling (“So many wrongs left to write.”) to the importance of editing (“Never go
Read more ›

Classroom Of The Month: Professor Hinkle’s “Estates & Trusts” Rutgers School of Law–Camden

Monday, November 3, 2014
Much to our delight, we’ve seen the Six-Word Memoir format used often in schools as a tool to help students reflect creatively—and succinctly—on their lives. We think this is awesome. But we were thrilled to discover that Six Words has
Read more ›

Memoirist of the Month—November 2014: Kristopher Mallory

Saturday, November 1, 2014
“I view almost every Six-Word Memoir as a potential seed or spore for future writing or discussion. They’re mini-memes, creatively constructed with the same poetic filtration as haikus. I like trying to compress a lot of info into sixes.” Name:
Read more ›
SMITH Magazine

SMITH Magazine is a home for storytelling.
We believe everyone has a story, and everyone
should have a place to tell it.
We're the creators and home of the
Six-Word Memoir® project.