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Six-Word Caption Contest #2 (and Contest #1 Winner)

Monday, September 24th, 2012

By Larry Smith

Six Words are always a-changin’ and now SMITH and Shutterfly are delighted present our new weekly Six-Word challenge. Each Monday morning we’ll post a photo from Shutterfly on the Six-Word Memoir project and you’ll have until Friday at 5pm EST to submit a six-word caption. One savvy caption writer will receive a gift certificate for $50 for Shutterfly. Leave your six words to describe the photo you see here in the comments area below. You can submit up to 10 entries; read the official rules for more details.

Last week’s winning caption for the photo you see in this blog post: “It will be a long winter,” by a SMITH member who goes by “-K-.” Congrats to our one-lettered six-word scribe, and thanks to all who entered our contest in its very first week.

226 responses

  1. Mourningdove says:

    Reflecting on changes, time marches on.

  2. Mourningdove says:

    Shake your windows, rattle the walls.

  3. Steve__Anthony says:

    a-changin’ but music that’s Forever Young.

  4. Steve__Anthony says:

    a-changin’ and just Like a Rolling Stone.

  5. JAD says:

    Times a-changin right before my eyes.

  6. JAD says:

    All of the changes out there.

  7. Contemplative says:

    Window to soul, original and only.

  8. Contemplative says:

    Keeping up with Jones. Facing off.

  9. Bobbee says:

    Distracting vision hides what’s happening inside.

  10. JAD says:

    Gotta face the changes one day.

  11. NumbrOneAunt says:

    And the wheel’s STILL in spin…

  12. maryjane31 says:

    Where did all the flowers go?

  13. Anonymous says:

    We can only watch times a-changing

  14. Romeo says:

    We can only watch times a-changing

  15. kathi wright says:

    weatherman, which way does wind blow?

  16. Romeo says:

    From heaven’s window times seems unchangeable

  17. maryjane31 says:

    Wish I knew what future holds.

  18. maryjane31 says:

    Lord, did you hear my prayer?

  19. maryjane31 says:

    Hope tomorrow brings a new view.

  20. Nancy says:

    The window that reflects our soul

  21. rabbithole says:

    A hard rain’s a gonna fall.

  22. heem08 says:

    Don’t throw 45s at this window.

  23. rabbithole says:

    Not every watchtower is a castle.

  24. maryjane31 says:

    Looks dim out…..wait…wash window!

  25. maryjane31 says:

    Bored. Hope it “goes down” tonight!

  26. maryjane31 says:

    I wonder whose kissing her now.

  27. zsuzsa says:

    Dylan’s in pain in the pane.

  28. heem08 says:

    Can Bobby come out to play?

  29. TeaTopper says:

    This historic property to be remodeled.

  30. TeaTopper says:

    Man of mystery to this day.

  31. JAD says:

    I can’t face anyone right now.

  32. mzejay says:

    Times a’changing, but window still same.

  33. mzejay says:

    Unlock my heart, key under sill.

  34. mzejay says:

    I can see forever from here.

  35. zsuzsa says:

    Ordered to go away from window.

  36. zsuzsa says:

    She left at own chosen speed.

  37. Novice says:

    A day for the record books

  38. Ctgoods2 says:

    This too shall pass…vicariously, perhaps.

  39. maryjane31 says:

    What could I possibly been thinking?

  40. heem08 says:

    No bird going to hit this.

  41. JAD says:

    Patiently prayng for better days ahead.

  42. heem08 says:

    Who’s that face in the window?

  43. heem08 says:

    How much those eyes in window?

  44. ScribblingScribe says:

    Restless farewell, knocking on heaven’s door.

  45. Claude Raines says:

    Woody, you’re comming back, right, Woody?

  46. Claude Raines says:

    I see the sun come shinning…

  47. Claude Raines says:

    Think I heard a tambourine, man

  48. Claude Raines says:

    Must be fall, time, it’s changing.

  49. Claude Raines says:

    In the jingle-jangle I’ll come following…

  50. Claude Raines says:

    The times they are a changing.

  51. Claude Raines says:

    This’ the house of Rising Sun.

  52. Claude Raines says:

    Not dark yet, but getting there.

  53. Ctgoods2 says:

    Killing time before it changes me.

  54. Claude Raines says:

    This house is the rising sun.

  55. Claude Raines says:

    All I want to do… Friends?

  56. Mourningdove says:

    Time stopped, he rocked, fans shocked.

  57. Mourningdove says:

    Urban decay, suburban sprawl, reflected all.

  58. Mourningdove says:

    Tempest in paned glass, looks back.

  59. Morf says:

    I was so much younger then….

  60. Morf says:

    It’s alright, Ma, I’m only watching.

  61. Steve Schohan says:

    My your still remain intact forever.

  62. k2hsharpe says:

    long ago, far away …
    we loved

  63. Steve Schohan says:

    Donovan was never in Smith Magazine

  64. Morf says:

    You don’t need a weather man.

  65. Steve Schohan says:

    My youth will remain intact forever

  66. Steve Schohan says:

    Gladys Kravits has nothing on me!

  67. Kelly K says:

    Who needs curtains; when we’ve music?

  68. Morf says:

    Ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm…

  69. Steve Schohan says:

    Looking though your souls window

  70. Morf says:

    You’re in the wrong place, my friend.

  71. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Sad eyed man of second story.

  72. DynamicDbytheC says:

    From here, seeing beyond the horizon.

  73. Heather Campbell says:

    Trapped in the window of time.

  74. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Imprisoned in pane, a-changin Nashville skyline.

  75. ShariEllen says:

    Forever young, in my heart anyway.

  76. pannonica says:

    Window’s closed! Which way’s the wind?

  77. Debom says:

    It’s never curtains for Bob Dylan.

  78. heem08 says:

    House of Dylan waits us all.

  79. ksusa says:

    Music’s on. Lifts the pane…pain.

  80. ksusa says:

    Let me see the ‘risin sun’

  81. ksusa says:

    Curtained windows block the ‘risin sun’

  82. ksusa says:

    It’s really about the bigger picture.

  83. ksusa says:

    The eyes are the soul’s window

  84. maryjane31 says:

    Well it sure looks like rain.

  85. JSR says:

    His picture yellows but doesn’t age.

  86. Jess says:

    Behind you, facing the storm.

  87. Jess says:

    I reflect and fade, creating waves.

  88. Jess says:

    I just want to go home.

  89. Jess says:

    I hear you out there, somewhere.

  90. Jess says:

    Gray and faded but I shine.

  91. Jess says:

    Legends face the crowds and smile.

  92. Knoxena says:

    Looking through the window of time.

  93. Anita says:

    I look, but am not seen.

  94. mourningdove says:

    Getting dark, too dark to see.

  95. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Bobby’s room, always a-changin’, always pane.

  96. Miss Sally says:

    Seeing the world through my pane

  97. Miss Sally says:

    Private viewing of the outside world

  98. Miss Sally says:

    Can you see beyond the pane?

  99. Miss Sally says:

    Somebody let me out of here!

  100. JAD says:

    My whole life flashes before me.

  101. Miss Sally says:

    This aint no window of opportunity

  102. Miss Sally says:

    What are those crazy people doing?!

  103. Miss Sally says:

    Staying put ’til things get better

  104. Miss Sally says:

    I can’t believe she’s really gone

  105. Miss Sally says:

    Must be living in a dream

  106. kathi wright says:

    four panes foreshadowing freak flags a-flying!

  107. Kathdek says:

    Life will never be the same

  108. Miss Sally says:

    Framed by the panes of time

  109. Roblawol says:

    Bob’s Big Boy is always watching….

  110. kisskissgirl says:

    No matter where I look…”pane”.

  111. kathi wright says:

    our innocence, like glass panes, shattered

  112. Knoxena says:

    Watching as time flies past me.

  113. Knoxena says:

    Looking through the window of life.

  114. Prince says:

    “Seeing your face in every cloud”

  115. Prince says:

    “The window makes my problems clearer”

  116. Prince says:

    “Looking at you, looking at me”

  117. scribbling_scribe says:

    Bobby. Please crawl out your window.

  118. scribbling_scribe says:

    Bob Dylan. Poster boy of down-home folk.

  119. Laconic says:

    This picture’s worth more than six-words.

  120. Laconic says:

    A picture’s worth more than six-words.

  121. Laconic says:

    Picture in six-words, only 994 left.

  122. Laconic says:

    A picture’s worth-a-thousand-words, only six needed.

  123. JAD says:

    I really miss this quiet time.

  124. maryjane31 says:

    Wish I could figure life out.

  125. Bobbee says:

    People are changing with the times.

  126. TeaTopper says:

    Now in his 70s and still changing.

  127. TeaTopper says:

    In his 70s and still changing.

  128. TeaTopper says:

    Never did dwell upon the past.

  129. TeaTopper says:

    Never did live in the past.

  130. Susan says:

    Behind windows and lyrics we hide.

  131. Shelley J says:

    But my music stays the same…

  132. Hope InPain says:

    Lost innocence. Shattered Memories. Divided windows.

  133. Laconic says:

    BREAK GLASS, “I Will Be Released”

  134. Laconic says:

    Looking “Like A Rolling Stone(d)” again.

  135. Laconic says:

    Shit, “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”

  136. Nate says:

    I know where the future is.

  137. Laconic says:

    Black&White, but “Tangled Up In Blue”

  138. JAD says:

    I can think better in here.

  139. Laconic says:

    Experienced Poet, Songwriter-Lyricist, and, Accomplished Radical

  140. Laconic says:

    Lookin’ through glass at free radical.

  141. Lynn says:

    Times changed through a glass darkly.

  142. Laconic says:

    Looking through a life of pain.

  143. Laconic says:

    Life’s a pane in the glass.

  144. Mod Prudence Poder says:

    times changed. crawl out the window.

  145. LadyMac says:

    Always on the inside, looking out.

  146. LadyMac says:

    Bobby’s in my home and heart.

  147. LadyMac says:

    Bobby, so young, preserved behind glass.

  148. LadyMac says:

    He knew us once and again.

  149. LadyMac says:

    A poet, a prophet, a prince.

  150. LadyMac says:

    He gazed out. I gazed in.

  151. LadyMac says:

    Bobby’s always hiding in plain sight.

  152. Mourningdove says:

    Looks like bad weather has past.

  153. Mourningdove says:

    Grr not past—- passed. Looks like bad weather has passed.

  154. Mourningdove says:

    Any day I shall be released.

  155. kisskissgirl says:

    Still lookin’ for that change…sigh.

  156. mourningdove says:

    His face pressed up against window.

  157. bevvie says:

    Look who lives in my house.

  158. cecerich says:

    I don’t like what i see

  159. cecerich says:

    The eyes Are truly the window

  160. Knoxena says:

    Looking through window, feeling the pain.

  161. Chele says:

    Another Friday night, and I’m grounded!

  162. zsuzsa says:

    Can’t see reflection in the window.

  163. Emily says:

    You can’t ever really go home

  164. Amapola says:

    Waiting for someone to break in.

  165. TeaTopper says:

    Don’t worry, you’re gonna make it.

  166. Whelp says:

    The answer for wind blowing in

  167. Amapola says:

    Where are the curtains? Damn it!

  168. Elizabeth says:

    Bob Dylan said it in five.

  169. Pattie says:

    If you only knew my sarrows.

  170. Pattie says:

    Night full of darkness and dispare.

  171. Spoko says:

    .I should stop being a poster.

  172. DMPrice says:

    Change seemed so much easier then.

  173. Scott says:

    Not as shallow as Robert Zimmerman

  174. Scott says:

    Someday, I wanna meet the President

  175. songwriter says:

    Easier looking at window from outside.

  176. Mourningdove says:

    Shades of grey, and blue sky.

  177. -K- says:

    Everybody must have windows….

  178. -K- says:

    Looking out my window into yours.

  179. -K- says:

    Everybody, must have windows now…

  180. -K- says:

    ..gonna have to get a screen…

  181. -K- says:

    Wow, I’m usually on the outside.

  182. -K- says:

    …The mail is running late today…

  183. aggiemom21 says:

    Never look back and have regrets.

  184. Easily misunderstood says:

    Knock, knock, knocking at Heavens Door.

  185. nothing2mourn says:

    A soul’s window quickly quarters genius

  186. nothing2mourn says:

    College kids never sincerely respect genius

  187. nothing2mourn says:

    Forever caught in a still frame

  188. nothing2mourn says:

    Pausing to appreciate the beauty outside

  189. Easily misunderstood says:

    Melissa Etheridge, come to my window!

  190. Easily misunderstood says:

    When Quin the Eskimo gets here!

  191. Carol L. says:

    Save me. Let me go.

  192. Kiersten says:

    Love looks not with the eyes.

  193. Kiersten says:

    Music, the window to inner soul.

  194. Kiersten says:

    You’re the object of my desire.

  195. Kiersten says:

    A very great man once said.

  196. Kiersten says:

    From the crossroads of my doorstep.

  197. Kiersten says:

    All old things become new again.

  198. Kiersten says:

    This time I’m asking for freedom.

  199. Kiersten says:

    The time snow begins to thaw.

  200. Kiersten says:

    From the heavens to the ground.

  201. Dawn says:

    In heaven, I’ll see you again.

  202. Dawn says:

    Its all up to me now.

  203. Vincent Aurelius says:

    Go away from my window,

  204. Vincent Aurelius says:

    Pleasure’s got an edge of pane

  205. Lissa says:

    Through the window to my soul

  206. missenglish says:

    Love finds you in strange places

  207. Lissa says:

    Pane of then a day Ponders

  208. Lilanya says:

    she loves me not, she loves…

  209. Lilanya says:

    Lord, Lord, I know your there.

  210. Lilanya says:

    Lord, I wish it would rain.

  211. Lilanya says:

    Forever is a long time, young.

  212. Lilanya says:

    How I wish it were so…

  213. twinkie214 says:

    The foreign sun, it squints upon

  214. Patt Adams says:

    Blessed to have one more day.

  215. Patt Adams says:

    Through the windows of my soul.

  216. Tracey says:

    Can you see what I see?

  217. Tracey says:

    Tired of living in the attic!

  218. Marshmelloh says:

    Wish I’d bought gold last year.

  219. Gordon and Laraine says:

    Wish I had believed in myself

  220. Gottwinsplus2 says:

    “How I wish you were here!”

  221. Gottwinsplus2 says:

    “Today’s the day my life begins.”

  222. Gottwinsplus2 says:

    Live for today, tomorrow isn’t promised.

  223. Gottwinsplus2 says:

    “I just know I’m forgetting something.”

  224. Gottwinsplus2 says:

    “Today will be a great day!”

  225. SwimGirl says:

    I’d do it all over again.

  226. Tara says:

    is a-changin’ one word or two?

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