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Six-Word Caption Contest #7 (and winner #6)

Monday, October 29th, 2012

By meredith

SMITH and Shutterfly’s Six-Word caption contest gets in the holiday spirit this week with a photo fitting for All Hallow’s Eve. By now you may know the drill, but each Monday morning we post a photo from Shutterfly on the Six-Word Memoir project and you have until Friday at 5pm EST to write a six-word caption. One savvy six-word scribe wins a gift certificate for $50 for Shutterfly. So leave your six words that get to the essence of 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 hundreds of you bellied up to the bar to describe the photo you see in this blog post. And the winning six is: “Want a little chemistry? Drink this!” by Miss Sally. Thanks to all for playing—and good luck this week.

Plus: The deadline for submitting to our new book of illustrated Six-Word-Memoirs by students of all ages is November 5. And it’s a very special one, an eBook with the folks at the TED conference.

115 responses

  1. Robin Slick says:

    Bet sofa wishes it had costume.

  2. maryjane31 says:

    Oh memories are made of this!

  3. maryjane31 says:

    A bee and a bonnet. Sweet.

  4. Robin Slick says:

    Smile now, sun, bee sting imminent

  5. mzejay says:

    Which came first, flower or bee?

  6. maryjane31 says:

    Will you always hold my hand?

  7. Melissa says:

    Learning about the birds and bees

  8. Staraj says:

    Who needs the birds and trees?

  9. Caleigh Denmark says:

    That’s right mamma Im a flower

  10. Gerri says:

    Laugh now. Someday we’ll be teenagers.

  11. Gerri says:

    Flower + bee = honey. Yum.

  12. bevvie says:

    Tired of holding his sticky hand.

  13. bevvie says:

    Mom, I think he just pollinated.

  14. Amapola says:

    Hurry up mum, we’re about to shrink!

  15. Amapola says:

    haaaaa, that was a seven! here’s my new try:

    Hurry up, I think we’re shrinking!

  16. Kristine says:

    Oh, things mom thought were cute.

  17. Lisa R says:

    You are my SON shine!

  18. Miss Sally says:

    I can’t exist without you, Bumble.

  19. Miss Sally says:

    Remember, Bumble, I’M the flower here.

  20. Helen Davis says:

    Next Halloween, we choose our costumes.

  21. Helen Davis says:

    All the good costumes had gone.

  22. lpena1723 says:

    Halloween: Ruining children’s self-esteem since forever.

  23. Helen Davis says:

    Hope mom doesn’t keep this photo.

  24. Helen Davis says:

    Cover photo “Embarrassing Children for Dummies.”

  25. rabbithole says:

    From Anne Geddes Kodak Instamatic collection.

  26. karab says:

    Stay here bud, I need you!

  27. kathi wright says:

    freud and jung’s early halloween costumes

  28. Niki says:

    OH NO, here comes a bee!!

  29. Mourningdove says:

    Mom, he is stinging me again!

  30. Niki says:

    ”Quick look happy Mom is coming”

  31. Mourningdove says:

    Halloween costumes were imagined, not bought.

  32. Miss Sally says:

    Hold on, Brother. She’s almost finished.

  33. Miss Sally says:

    I thought we were getting candy!

  34. JAD says:

    We will always bee a pair.

  35. JAD says:

    One more smile and it’s over!

  36. JAD says:

    Got a tighter grip this time.

  37. kisskissgirl says:

    My little brother WILL sting me!

  38. Surya says:

    1.) Holding my hand now, hart later
    2.) my smile flowered, from your hummmmm
    2.) a spark captured with a *click *

  39. Dinger says:

    Ready to tear up the neighborhood.

  40. Surya says:

    BEEuty and her flower, fleeting memories

  41. maryjane31 says:

    Please hurry up with the pictures!

  42. maryjane31 says:

    Already to go trick or treating!

  43. rabbithole says:

    Honey Boo Boo photographs her staff.

  44. rabbithole says:

    May’s calendar finalists make their pitch.

  45. KFitty says:

    Flower children love a good buzz.

  46. kathi wright says:

    the newest buzz in the neighborhood!

  47. queenmab says:

    Last year’s costumes: seed and pupa.

  48. Mourningdove says:

    Visiting Grandma, she made us pajamas.

  49. Mourningdove says:

    Do stripes make me look chunky?

  50. Mourningdove says:

    Mom he is bugging Daisy again!

  51. Mourningdove says:

    Sugar high, pollen buzz. Happy Halloween.

  52. Mourningdove says:

    Bug and Weed love never leaves.

  53. Mourningdove says:

    Neighbors gave popcorn balls, candy apples!

  54. Mourningdove says:

    Before the days of x-raying candy.

  55. Mourningdove says:

    Moms had time for special costumes.

  56. Mourningdove says:

    Put on boots, coat for Trick-r-treating

  57. Mourningdove says:

    rank with bear skin rug pictures

  58. Believe says:

    Early for birds and bees discussion.

  59. mzejay says:

    Together, we will make sweet honey.

  60. slwood says:

    Darling Daisy and the Busy Bee!

  61. slwood says:

    Honey, we make a perfect match!

  62. maryjane31 says:

    I know! Lets bee best friends.

  63. Helen Davis says:

    Too young to understand abject embarrassment.

  64. Barbara says:

    “Bee Seeing Ya!”

  65. Songwriter says:

    We all have our bee year.

  66. maryjane31 says:

    Birds and bees. Flowers and trees.

  67. Pattypooh says:

    amazed how many can not count!

  68. Teresa says:

    Together… we can make things happen

  69. Songwriter says:

    Despite hurricane, Halloween still excites us.

  70. Teresa says:

    I am bringing home a bumble bee

  71. Teresa says:

    Life buzz… we make it happen..

  72. Teresa says:

    Just buzzing around… hand in hand

  73. mzejay says:

    Stop that bloomin’ buzzin’ and sit.

  74. mzejay says:

    You smile, I’ll check between cushions.

  75. Emmett says:

    The birds bees and walking flowers

  76. mzejay says:

    Future costumes, Hulk and Green Hornet.

  77. Emmett says:

    True love, the costumes are ironic

  78. Emmett says:

    Featured costumes, sunset and yellow zebra

  79. Emmett says:

    “Can we be done, stinger hurts”

  80. -K- says:

    Trick or treat smell my feet.

  81. -K- says:

    Give me something good to eat.

  82. -K- says:

    Hurrry up and take the picture.

  83. -K- says:

    We have smile, we have style.

  84. -K- says:

    We didn’t pick this Holloween costume.

  85. -K- says:

    Why do we have to sit?

  86. MeganS says:

    artificial bee, flower, and sun. wow

  87. MeganS says:

    Girl: we didn’t want to Match

  88. MeganS says:

    whaaat? Dada’s not wearing his costume!

  89. MeganS says:

    Even their socks are sunshine happy!

  90. MeganS says:

    Can we go trick or treat’n?

  91. Anonymous says:

    Cooperating for a cause: eating candy.

  92. maryjane31 says:

    This Bee has to pee. Hurry up!

  93. maryjane31 says:

    I always have my baBEE brother.

  94. Contemplative says:

    Nurture and Nature: A single snapshot.
    Love costumed. Truly feeds on itself.

  95. Redx3 says:

    Mom’s going as herbicides and vinegar.

    We are going to need benadryl.

    So begins a lifetime of confusion…

    You beelong to me, honey.

    Grandma’s livingroom, where blackmail is made.

  96. TeaTopper says:

    Their parents are freaks of nature.

  97. Niki says:

    “good thing its only one tonight”

  98. LadyMac says:

    Bee is clearly the favourite child.

  99. LadyMac says:

    And they made beautiful honey together.

  100. LadyMac says:

    Flower, don’t worry. Bee, be happy.

  101. ksusa says:

    There’s one for the wedding slideshow.

  102. favepeep says:

    I thought they were your parents.

  103. favepeep says:

    Gotta love these gender neutral costumes.

  104. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Bee bright my honey sweet sunshine.

    The only pollination allowed on sofa.

    The only get along when pollinating.

  105. Patti says:

    Talkin about the birds and bees

  106. Teresa says:

    Do it like the sun: SHINE!!!

  107. Cheryl says:

    bird Bee Flower tree Mama’s settee

  108. Kaylen B says:

    Oh that bee stung my tongue

  109. Rachel R says:

    1) We were made for each other!

    2) I sure do love you, honey!

    3) Honey, I can’t live without you!

  110. Rachel R says:

    4) Mom, I’ll get you back someday!

    5) I’ll need therapy for this someday!

    6) A bribe photo like no other!

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  112. roanldoisthebest2012 says:

    kids having fun with halloween costumes.

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    let the book take you away!!!!

  114. HongDoe Louis-Low-Lou-DeBoom says:

    round and a round we go

    working hard to get my fill

    some will win some will lose

    pets can make you feel loved

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