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Memoirist of the Month—February 2016: Neesha Hosein

Monday, February 1, 2016
“I’m always humbled by the friendliness and solidarity of the Six community. My day isn’t complete without a Six fix.” Name: Neesha Hosein Place: Houston, Texas SMITH Member Since: October 2014 On the day Neesha Hosein joined Six Words, she posted memoirs in
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Top Six Words You Would Adopt

Friday, January 29, 2016
What better way to celebrate words than to adopt one? In SixContest#68, we asked you to nominate a favorite and proclaim it in Six Words. Thanks to our partnership with, our lucky winner gets to Adopt-a-Word for a year!
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Classroom Of The Month: Mr. Hollman’s 5th Grade Special Education Class at the Helen Keller School in Bronx, New York

Monday, January 18, 2016
Finding Six-Word Memoirs was a happy accident for Lee Hollman, a fifth-grade special education teacher at The Helen Keller School in Bronx, New York. Hollman, who has been teaching for 13 years, was searching for a writing project that would be succinct, yet
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Your 2016 Predictions in Six Words

Friday, January 15, 2016
With the U.S. Presidential election and the Summer Olympics on tap, 2016 is sure to be an exciting year. For SixContest #67  we asked you to roll out your crystal ball, channel your inner soothsayer, and conjure up your own
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Memoirist of the Month—January 2016: George Sosa

Friday, January 1, 2016
“I came across The Pekar Project and there was a mention there about Six-Word Memoirs. The name was vaguely familiar and the concept was a hoot. I visited the site and was hooked.” Name: George Sosa Place: New York, New York SMITH
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The Top Six-Word Little White Lies

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
For SixContest #66, we partnered with the producers of Little White Lie and the Truth Circle Game, challenging you to lighten the load and confess your little white lies in just Six Words. The range of deception was endless — from
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