Top Six Words That Give You Hope

Our nutty notion was this: let’s kick off 2017 on a positive note! So for SixContest #90, we asked for Six-Word Memoirs on how you keep hope alive. You shared advice on staying optimistic (“Each day is a fresh start.” –WouldBeNovelist) and meaningful sources

The Top Six Eulogies for 2016

For SixContest #89, we invited you to bid farewell to 2016 with a Six-Word eulogy. 2016 was a year of epic tragedies (“Aleppo my heart weeps for you.” —@jennfel) and celebrated triumphs (“Cubs won World Series, Holy Cow.” —BHolt), although it

Top Six Favorite Moments in Music

Many of our favorite memories are defined through music. For SixContest #88, in honor of the 5th anniversary concert hosted by our friends at Guitar Mash, we asked for your favorite music moments in Six Words. Some memoirs describe where their passion for music

Top Six “Welcome to America” Thanksgiving-Inspired Memoirs

Although Thanksgiving is over, sharing gratitude and celebrating our heritage is always in season. For SixContest #87, in conjunction with our upcoming book “Six Words Fresh Off the Boat,” we asked for your Thanksgiving-inspired Sixes about immigration and identity in America. Some

Ms. Hansen’s Seventh Grade Students at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Waltham, Massachusetts

At John F. Kennedy Middle School in Waltham, Massachusetts, they recognize that “students undergo an amazing transformation, cognitively, physically and emotionally” during the pivotal middle school years. Cue Kennedy Middle School teacher Katherine Hansen, who was immediately intrigued by Six-Word

Rad! The Top Six Favorite Fads

A fad may fizzle, but does it ever truly fade? For SixContest #85, we invited you to share Six Words on your favorite fads of all time. Your stories prove what once was old often becomes new again — often with a “retro chic”

Top Six Memoirs to Celebrate Character

Character informs how we think and behave. We all have “character,” but it’s the personal experiences that make our character strengths unique and play an important role in our successes. For SixContest #84, in honor of Character Day, we asked you to

Mrs. Kochheiser’s Sixth Grade Students at Waverly East Intermediate School in Lansing, Michigan

Waverly East Intermediate School in Lansing, Michigan is a one-to-one school, with an emphasis on the ways that technology can enhance learning and self-expression. Sixth grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher Kristin Kochheiser explores this intersection with passion, recently introducing

The Top Six Memoirs About Nature

In our busy lives, sometimes we forget to enjoy the natural splendor of the world around us. For SixContest #83, we asked you to immerse yourself in the many wonders of nature—in Six Words. Some advised on the importance of preserving