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Six-Word Caption Contest #8 (and winner #7)

Monday, November 5th, 2012

By meredith

chandelierSMITH and Shutterfly’s Six-Word caption contest swings into November this week with another illuminating photograph. Here’s how it works: 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 buzzed in to describe the photo you see in this blog post. And the winning six is: “Laugh now. Someday we’ll be teenagers.” by Gerri. Thanks to all for playing—and good luck this week.

Plus: Don’t miss your chance to catch SMITH on the road! Check out this post and our new SMITH Live section for the latest updates on upcoming tour dates.

161 responses

  1. Staraj says:

    Light, camera, remembrance of actions past.

  2. PV Harrington says:

    Ok, YOU blow the candles out.

  3. kisskissgirl says:

    666 Park Avenue….the Forbidden Room!

  4. maryjane31 says:

    Chandelier, what memories you must hold.

  5. maryjane31 says:

    Crystal tier drops and gentle light.

  6. maryjane31 says:

    Don’t make them like this anymore.

  7. Miss Sally says:

    Promise you’ll glow with me forever.

  8. Miss Sally says:

    You and me, we’re glowing places.

  9. Robin Slick says:

    Well, at least someone has electricity

  10. Dean6805 says:

    One light short of a chandelier.

  11. maryjane31 says:

    Chandelier with a mystical aura glowing.

  12. Rebekahb says:

    Bright light, blurred memory, dancing shadows.

  13. Novice says:

    How do you set chandelier clock?

  14. maryjane31 says:

    Somebody want to replace that bulb ?

  15. rabbithole says:

    I’m not drunk. My camera is.

  16. rabbithole says:

    Liberace drops piano on another victim.

  17. H2point0 says:

    Butterflies grow wild. Wine bottle spins.

  18. rabbithole says:

    Light at end of tunnel sucks.

  19. Mourningdove says:

    How many writers, to change lightbulb?

  20. Mourningdove says:

    Ansel Adams work, at age nine.

  21. maryjane31 says:

    Now that’s a dreary looking sucker!

  22. bevvie says:

    Call Igor to change the bulbs!

  23. songwriter says:

    Old house still pretending it’s Halloween.

  24. Bobbee says:

    Antique fixure casting shadows at night.

  25. Bobbee says:

    Antique fixture casting shadows at night.

  26. Gerri says:

    I thought these things had auto-focus!

  27. Gerri says:

    I thought camera’s auto-focus came standard.

  28. zsuzsa says:

    Casting shadows, casting light, like life.

  29. zsuzsa says:

    Casting light, casting shadows, like life.

  30. Kaylen B says:

    My only Christmas lights this year

  31. Kaylen B says:

    I can not find my contacts

  32. Kaylen B says:

    Dangling from a string ton heavy
    Be our guest if you dare

  33. Kaylen B says:

    Two dimensions, one light, negative color

  34. Carla says:

    Swinging from this very, very soon!

  35. graham williams says:

    brace yourself albert - UK will get this

  36. graham williams says:

    pure enlightenment

  37. graham williams says:

    you light up my senses

  38. graham williams says:

    no dark side of the room

  39. Sue B says:

    Look on the bright-side, power’s on.

  40. DFitty says:

    I thought Hurricane Sandy hit here

  41. maddie S says:

    1) let the memories dance like fire
    2) trapped dancing with a fractured heart
    3) i’m not elegance, i’m just regret

  42. H2point0 says:

    Lights are soft like first kisses.

  43. whelp says:

    Cobwebs grow, bulbs blow, and so?

  44. featherflynn says:

    Casting eerie shadows chandalier prisms glow

  45. harley587 says:

    Muffled light dances with its shadows.

  46. DirectionsN says:

    Lights, camera, action… no way Jose!

  47. maryjane31 says:

    I would not stand under this.

  48. NotYourAverageGrandma says:

    Focusing on laundry list, chandelier blurs.

  49. mzejay says:

    Turn on the lights sweet darlin’

  50. mzejay says:

    Incandescent or fluorescent

  51. mzejay says:

    Incandescent or fluorescent? Only shadow knows.

  52. ELawrence says:

    How am I supposed to clean that?

  53. ELawrence says:

    How can I clean that thing?

  54. michelle says:

    Oh no, Did you see that?

  55. ELawrence says:

    Only one shot got the chandelier!

  56. JAD says:

    Am I a chandelier or hanging-basket?

  57. Kaylen Directioner says:

    Satellite was fixed all I see
    Haunted house at midnight not scared

  58. Javier says:

    That is a very ugly picture

  59. Javier says:

    Ups! I did it again.

  60. H2point0 says:

    Party’s over. Midnight. Let’s go upstairs.

  61. kisskissgirl says:

    Shadows grow as lights get low.

  62. kisskissgirl says:

    Wrong F stop, plus unsteady hand…

  63. kisskissgirl says:

    8:55 ceiling time. Floor time unknown.

  64. MeganS says:

    Scary things are in your head

  65. MeganS says:

    Goodnight Mr.Moon, stars and chandler

  66. Taisha says:

    All the Moon’s light packed inside.

  67. Taisha says:

    Summer fireflies saved in the candles.

  68. Stephanie says:

    Its OK when lifes a blur

  69. Stephanie says:

    Life can sometimes be a blur

  70. Stephanie Armstrong says:

    Lying on floor, fuzzy as life.

  71. Stephanie Williams says:

    hey the power is back on.

  72. Autumn22 says:

    The shadow knows. He knows everything.

  73. Autumn22 says:

    Chandeliers make superb home earthquake detectors.

  74. Autumn22 says:

    Dimmer switches have a good purpose.

  75. Autumn22 says:

    Now everything seems blurry to me.

  76. Autumn22 says:

    So glad I have antiglare lenses.

  77. Autumn22 says:

    The right lighting can do wonders.

  78. Autumn22 says:

    The party is now over, folks!

  79. maryjane31 says:

    You don’t light up my life.

  80. Miss Sally says:

    Shadow puppets. Forks on the ceiling.

  81. Miss Sally says:

    Lights from east cast eerie shadows.

  82. Miss Sally says:

    We’ve got to keep burning, Josie!

  83. mzejay says:

    Got bulbs? I have got a ladder.

  84. rabbithole says:

    I should have been a candelabra.

  85. rabbithole says:

    Hanging is too good for me.

  86. maryjane31 says:

    Solidary bulb just not lighting it.

  87. Soni says:

    No, Stay away from the light

  88. TeaTopper says:

    You got any more bright ideas?

  89. Mindy says:

    How does this camera work?

  90. LadyMac says:

    It was a dark, stormy night.

  91. LadyMac says:

    You still haven’t change the lightbulbs.

  92. fiftybucks says:

    Coming to now. Remember very little.

  93. TeaTopper says:

    The owners are in Palm Beach.

  94. Helen Davis says:

    Lighting catalog photographer drunk on shoot.

  95. Helen Davis says:

    Walking towards light. Am I dead?

  96. maryjane31 says:

    Who left light on? Anyone there!?

  97. Surya says:

    1.) lumiere, show beautie in this beast

  98. Surya says:

    lumiere, shine beauty within the beast

  99. three-monkeys says:

    Dunno about you, but I’m half-lit.

  100. three-monkeys says:

    One bulb short of a chandelier.

  101. three-monkeys says:

    Dim-bulbs are fixtures of high society.

  102. whelp says:

    Grandma’s lost earring on the ceiling

  103. whelp says:

    Changing any bulb risked floor above

  104. whelp says:

    Scared Col.Mustard’s chandelier in every room????

  105. djswagmac03 says:

    Last time I’m seeing this Chandelier.

  106. djswagmac03 says:

    So long. We’re gonna miss you.

  107. H2point0 says:

    Late night kiss - half lit hopes.

  108. JAD says:

    Truly, War Of The Roses reject.

  109. Robin Slick says:

    Reading room for an insomniac vampire

  110. Sagacious says:

    A sun- dial in chandelier’s clothing.

  111. Sagacious says:

    Frankly, chandelier, I don’t giva damn.

  112. maryjane31 says:

    Anybody want to swing on this?

  113. LadyMac says:

    Trying to capture ghost in action.

  114. LadyMac says:

    When can we chuck grandma’s chandelier?

  115. Explora2 says:

    time has but one light left.

  116. jennylynn says:

    Five minutes until lights are out.

  117. Explora2 says:

    fight the light, embrace the uncertain

  118. jennylynn says:

    Shaken at night by the light.

  119. Ronnietrainer says:

    Blurred lights, blurred dreams, drunk again!

  120. jennylynn says:

    Let your light shine in darkness.

  121. favepeep says:

    Couldn’t we afford a disco ball?

  122. favepeep says:

    Who let the aurora borealis in?

  123. Dianne says:

    That’s one bright light for mankind!

  124. TeaTopper says:

    A seance or just a foreclosure?

  125. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Earthquakes, chandeliers and cameras? I tried.

  126. Emmett says:

    Fear looms on a metal chain

  127. Emmett says:

    Well, dark times need a light

  128. Emmett says:

    Electric candles are our only hope

  129. Emmett says:

    I forgot to change the bulbs

  130. Emmett says:

    Out of chandeliers within first hour

  131. Emmett says:

    My house after the big move

  132. Dalton says:

    Get ready for paranormal activity 5

  133. Dalton says:

    I need to change the bulb

  134. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Lights. Camera. Earthquake. Captured the moment.

  135. Yahkeema says:

    Lights on. Warm Glow. Body Cold.

  136. Sagacious says:

    Chandeliero, chandeliero, why dont’st art glow?

  137. H2point0 says:

    Ghosts hide in shadows, photos, children.

  138. Sagacious says:

    ..if that bulb, should accidentally blow…

  139. Sagacious says:

    Garry the Globe shone proudly. Defiant.

  140. MacDon says:

    There’s always a little light left.

  141. alanhunter says:

    AND there was LIGHT, well…SOME.

  142. Cara says:

    …the dining room, with the candlestick.

  143. mzejay says:

    Freed from horror movie prop shop.

  144. Jill D says:

    My side’s lit, now fix yours!

  145. Erica says:

    Not the brightest

  146. Leisha9181 says:

    Two candles burning in the night.

  147. Missbethany says:

    Unknowingly, their shadows gave them away.

  148. Matilda says:

    View while resting on hardwood floors

  149. Missbethany says:

    Charming mid-century modern, great floor plan.

  150. lil joe says:


  151. Vilija says:

    Opps, Sandy missed one!

  152. Vilija says:

    Young Mr. Lincoln dreamin.

  153. Katie R says:

    Shadows made the house feel empty

  154. Katie says:

    Chandelier: Crap, I think I blinked.

  155. Chrissy says:

    Your turn to clean the cobwebs!

  156. Chrissy says:

    lit up room with big smiles.

  157. Dee says:

    Your light shines in the darkness.

  158. Dee says:

    Hang around and light my path

  159. Dee says:

    Look at me, I’m the brightest.

  160. Dee says:

    Look at what I can do.

  161. Natalie says:

    New Year’s Eve, after the party.

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