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Top Halloween Stories in Six Words

Monday, October 27, 2014
“Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange?” ponder residents of Halloween Town in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. After all, this is Halloween—who would expect anything less? Many of the entries from SixContest #38 answered the call. Using
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“Everything went silent when we kissed.”—The Best Six-Word Memoirs Of The Week

Friday, October 24, 2014
Ah, love. It’s one of life’s greatest mysteries, greatest joys, and greatest struggles. This week’s Sixes explored the many sides of love—from its divine, transformative powers (“Everything went silent when we kissed”), to its complicated, digital-age iterations (“Jumped on Tinder
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“Inhaling this moment: my favorite drug.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs Of The Week

Friday, October 17, 2014
Sixing can be a meditative act. Reflecting on life’s complexities using very few words requires diligence, patience, and a keen eye on what really matters—a few deep breaths help, too. Many Sixers embrace this Zen-like simplicity. This week, some writers
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“I often mix metaphors with vodka.” The Best Six-Word Memoirs Of The Week

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Many think of Six Words as a safe place to divulge their gluttonous habits. This week, the sweet stuff was the poison of choice for some Sixers (“Diet police lenient, bribed with chocolate”), while others opted for something stronger (“I
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Top Autumn Reflections in Six Words

Friday, October 10, 2014
As the leaves turn with the change of season, we often catch ourselves in moments of reverie. So, to celebrate the autumnal equinox as a community, we asked you to share your personal reflections on the impact of fall in
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“Always Say Yes to Homemade Brownies!” The Best Six-Word Memoirs of the Week

Friday, October 3, 2014
How many childhood reflections remain with us throughout life? This week, our Sixers peered through a youthful prism. Some reminisced about school days (“Kindergarten: scaredy-cat. High school: Top dog.”) and others offered timeless advice (“Always say yes to homemade brownies!”). Sometimes it takes
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