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Top Six-Word Summer of Love Stories

Friday, August 11, 2017
The legendary “Summer of Love” in 1967 was a time of self-expression, experimentation, and questioning conventional norms. For SixContest#102 we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of this defining era with your stories of liberation and nonconformity in exactly six words. You shared amusing observations (“Must have been a
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Memoirist of the Month—August 2017: Krista Cox

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
“Six Words is a place that keeps me writing, but more importantly, keeps me intrigued and amazed.” Name: Krista Cox Place: Alma, Nebraska SMITH Member Since: October 2014 When Krista Cox won our SixContest, “First Six Words of Your Novel,” we discovered that her
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Classroom of the Month: 12th Grade “Legacy Class” at Charles R. Drew Charter School in Atlanta, Georgia

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
“There will never be a first graduating class again. They have trailblazed. They are setting the path. They will establish many of the traditions that will continue on for years to come.” —Peter McKnight, Principal of the Drew Charter School
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Delivered: Your Top Six Care Packages

Friday, July 14, 2017
Is there a better remedy for homesickness than something treasured from back home? For SixContest #101, we asked what you’d like to give or receive in your #SixWordCarePackage. The tradition that began as post-war relief has become a mainstay of
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Memoirist of the Month—July 2017: Allie Campbell

Saturday, July 1, 2017
“Six-Word Memoirs has served as a way to document my successes and pitfalls. My sixes have become plot points on a chart of thoughts.” Name: Alexandria “Allie” Campbell Place: New Jersey SMITH Member Since: March 2012 When Allie Campbell joined Six-Word Memoirs in 2012, her
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Top Six-Word Letters to Our Bodies

Friday, June 30, 2017
No matter how society may dictate body image, ultimately we get to define ourselves. For SixContest #100—our centennial prompt—Six Words teamed up with the creators of the upcoming book of essays, My Body, My Words (Spring 2018), and asked you to write a
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