Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • We'll be brief: Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words
    ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and is said to have called
    it his best work. WIRED MAGAZINE

    Too many worlds. Too little time.

    (For a fun adventure, Google “Six Word Stories” and have at it!!! Can you tell your life story in just six words, or describe your
    week, or tell a secret? How about using just six words to describe your idea of perfect happiness?)

    (Photograph by AJN in Marty's Fantasy Forest in the 3-D virtual world of Second Life)
    • Share

    Connected stories:


Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.