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#SixWordCommencement: A Toast To The #ClassOf2016

Friday, May 20, 2016
Glorious days are upon the next generation of scholars. For SixContest #76, we offer a gift of wise words from those who are making their procession this graduation season. Remember that life is unpredictable (“Embrace the world, even its thorns.” —SouthPorch) and sometimes
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Classroom of the Month: Mrs. Criswell’s Honors English Classes at Ozark High School in Ozark, Missouri

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
“Student dedicated every day, student driven in every way.” The teachers at Ozark High School in Ozark, Missouri, work hard to fulfill their school’s motto. One such educator, Sandi Criswell, was quick to adopt the six-word form as a tool to drive home the
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Top Six Times You Call Mom

Friday, May 6, 2016
Although a mother’s love is cherished throughout the year, on the second Sunday of May, we celebrate moms everywhere. In SixContest #75, we asked you to complete the prompt “I always call my mom when…” Turns out mothers are renowned as the keepers of family traditions (click
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Memoirist of the Month: May 2016—Jamie W.

Sunday, May 1, 2016
“The most beautiful Sixes I have ever read on this site were posted well after midnight, when the writers’ hopes and fears are unchained. I write more easily late at night, so that’s when I do most of my own
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RIP Prince: We Put The Right Letters Together

Thursday, April 28, 2016
One of the many surprises the Six-Word Memoir community has brought to me, each other and those outside the virtual walls of this space is how it responds to death, whether it’s a death directly effecting one of our own in the community
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The Top Rhymes in Six Words

Friday, April 22, 2016
Microphone check—one, two, one, two. If you like to rhyme, SixContest #74 is for you. Our entries were lyrical (“Lots of bling, never my thing.” —Susan_Breeden) and a few spun political (“Not enthusiastic about selections this election.” —maryjane31). Some of our scribes brought
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