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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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Ms. Parks’s Eighth-Grade Students At Skyline Middle School in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Monday, June 19, 2017
Sandy Parks, librarian at Skyline Middle School in Harrisonburg, Virginia, discovered Six-Word Memoirs when she read our book for teens: I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous and Obscure. Parks saw an opportunity to create a lesson
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What “Adulting” Means In Six Words

Friday, June 2, 2017
Ready or not, the responsibilities of life catapult us into adulthood. For SixContest #99, we asked you to define “adulting” in Six Words. Your interpretations ranged from literal (“Adulting means accepting responsibility without complaint.” —@miriamarond) to legal (“Adulting means well stocked liquor
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Memoirist of the Month—June 2017: Tanya Arterburn

Thursday, June 1, 2017
“Even though we live in a hyper-connected world, many of us are still insulated from each other in our daily lives. Six Words gives people a unique opportunity to express themselves and connect by exchanging glimpses into a perfect stranger’s
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