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Ms. DeBlois’ ELA Students at Auburn Middle School in Auburn, Maine

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Students at Auburn Middle School in Auburn, Maine are greeted by this six-word slogan: “AMS is rooted in Core Values.” These tenants are also captured in six words: “Honesty, compassion, responsibility, respect, fairness, courage.” So it makes perfect sense that Six
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The Top Six-Word Summer Road Trips

Friday, July 15, 2016
Summer is the time when we yearn to get away. And there are no two words that invoke a grander feeling of freedom then: “road trip.” For SixContest #79, we asked for your stories about traveling the open road. From family trips (“Everywhere we
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Recovering Orlando: In Six—”Where Do We Go From Here?”

Friday, July 8, 2016
So many of us want to say and do something about Orlando. For his part, Brett Reiter, producer of Loose Films, a Columbus-based video production company, chose to host a benefit event at Columbus’ Strongwater space. Called “Recovering Orlando,” all
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Memoirist of the Month—July 2016: Krystyna Fedosejevs

Friday, July 1, 2016
“I quickly became addicted to Six-Word Memoirs. Well-written, touching backstories and priceless photos of many talented writers inspired me to join in May 2014 and hang on for the ride. It truly is the ride of a lifetime; I haven’t
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Top Six-Word Spoiler of Your Life

Friday, June 24, 2016
We are the authors of our own stories. For SixContest #78 — inspired by Mary Elizabeth Williams’ new book, A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles, whose memoir about battling Stage IV Melanoma begins “SPOILER: I lived.” — we invited you to share the spoilers
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Top Family Stories In Six Words

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The personal histories that shape our families reach far and wide. For SixContest #77 — inspired by Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin star Diane Guerrero’s new memoir, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided — we invited you to share your own family stories in
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