The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

The Daily Prompt – January 8 – The Six Word Memoir


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.


Watch the video below, and then create your own Six Word Memoir

Six-Word Memoirs: Video Story from SMITHmag on Vimeo.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

16 comments on “The Daily Prompt – January 8 – The Six Word Memoir

  1. kentrel
    January 8, 2014

    Catch the light, leave the dark.

  2. kentrel
    January 8, 2014

    Looking forward to the bright future.

  3. kentrel
    January 8, 2014

    From yesterdays failures, grow todays successes

  4. Mess
    January 8, 2014

    No idea what I’m doing here!

  5. Hunter
    January 8, 2014

    Forgetting the past for the future

  6. Kelsye S- Period 1
    January 27, 2014

    Confused and trying, learning from mistakes.

  7. Kelsye S- Period 1
    January 27, 2014

    My mind will never stop runnning.

  8. Kelsye S- Period 1
    January 27, 2014

    Seeking adventure, I’m never gonna stop.

  9. Kelsye S- Period 1
    January 27, 2014

    Never here, Looking to far ahead.

    She lived, cried, loved, and died.

    She never got to tell anyone.

    Everyone needs 5 seconds of courage.

  10. Mate Kochlavashvili
    January 27, 2014

    It is peanut butter jelly time

  11. Anna Savina
    January 28, 2014

    Facebook helped me to find out

  12. Cassidy Ryder
    January 28, 2014

    I will never be a failure.

  13. blake bedlion
    January 28, 2014

    success is my goal in life

  14. Bailey Edman
    January 28, 2014

    Please just leave, it’d be better.

  15. darcie daniel
    January 28, 2014

    Truth, hidden by simles and jokes.

  16. Artima Tantasukitwanich
    January 28, 2014

    I wanted to be an economist.

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