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Top Gratitude Tales in Six Words

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
With our eighth birthday and Thanksgiving on our minds, in SixContest #40 we asked you to tell us what you’re grateful for in just Six Words. Your stories celebrated the things that truly matter—loved ones—and the triumphs we must cherish,
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Six Words Turns Eight! Thank You.

Monday, November 24, 2014
Eight years ago, just before Thanksgiving 2006, my then-SMITH Mag crew, Tim Barkow, Rachel Fershleiser and I challenged this community to describe their life in exactly six words. Giving Ernest Hemingway’s legendary six-word novel (‘For sale: Baby shoes, never used”]
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“cold fingers are worse than autocorrect!”—The Best Six-Word Memoirs Of The Week

Friday, November 21, 2014
You don’t need to be a Game of Thrones fan to know: Winter Is Coming. This week, Sixers across the country bonded over the big chill. Most lamented the cold front (“Acclimatization unlikely. Extreme cold warrants hibernation.”) and it’s early-to-the-party
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Classroom Of The Month: Catherine Dison’s Ninth-Grade English Class At The Wellington School

Thursday, November 20, 2014
  When Catherine Dison came across Six-Word Memoirs, she knew it was something she had to introduce to her ninth graders at The Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio. “I loved the combination of words and image, and of course the challenge
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“Swam in mud. Recovered inner lotus.”—The Best Six-Word Memoirs Of The Week

Friday, November 14, 2014
There’s something about the nature of change—whether it’s time passing, relationships evolving, or perspectives shifting—that effects us deeply. This week, Sixers shared their insights on change in its most intimate and reflective iteration: personal growth. From the playful (“Why not
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Top Six-Word “Sum Up Yourself” Memoirs

Friday, November 7, 2014
For SixContest #39, we challenged you to “Sum Up Yourself in Six Words.“ Whether promoting themselves regarding employment or starting a relationship, or simply creating a personalized tagline, our Sixers proved they’re highly qualified to tackle any and all endeavors. After
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