Top Six-Word Summer of Love Stories

The legendary “Summer of Love” in 1967 was a time of self-expression, experimentation, and questioning conventional norms. For SixContest#102 we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of this defining era with your stories of liberation and nonconformity in exactly six words. You shared amusing observations (“Must have been a

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Delivered: Your Top Six Care Packages

Is there a better remedy for homesickness than something treasured from back home? For SixContest #101, we asked what you’d like to give or receive in your #SixWordCarePackage. The tradition that began as post-war relief has become a mainstay of

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Top Six-Word Letters to Our Bodies

No matter how society may dictate body image, ultimately we get to define ourselves. For SixContest #100—our centennial prompt—Six Words teamed up with the creators of the upcoming book of essays, My Body, My Words (Spring 2018), and asked you to write a

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What “Adulting” Means In Six Words

Ready or not, the responsibilities of life catapult us into adulthood. For SixContest #99, we asked you to define “adulting” in Six Words. Your interpretations ranged from literal (“Adulting means accepting responsibility without complaint.” —@miriamarond) to legal (“Adulting means well stocked liquor

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And the #PitchAMovieIn6Words Award Goes to…

Lights! Camera! Six Words! For SixContest #93, we challenged you to sit in the producer’s chair and #PitchAMovieIn6Words. Some of you presented intriguing plot lines inspired by fan favorites (“Something’s Gotta Give Me a Break” –canadafreeze), while others combined two existing movies to

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Call for Submissions: “Six Words Fresh Off the Boat” Book!

Be in a Book from Fresh Off the Boat & Six-Word Memoirs! The Six-Word Memoir project and ABC’s acclaimed series, Fresh Off the Boat  invite you to share your story for a new book, Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming

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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”

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Six Words + Lovabull = The #LovabullinSix Campaign

It takes just Six Words to make someone think differently. That’s why Six-Word Memoirs collaborated with @pitbullinstagram—featuring an assist from The Huffington Post’s RuffPost—on the #LovabullinSix campaign, bringing awareness about rescue dogs across the globe. Lovabull is a Columbus-based organization that unites pit

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The Top Six Ways To #StayCoolin6Words

The hotter it is, the more hotheaded we are! For SixContest #81, we wanted to learn your secrets for beating the heat and keeping your composure. While some seek the refreshment of adult beverages (“Gin and tonic. Maybe a couple.” —JRE23), others revert to

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The Top Six-Word 2016 Campaign Buttons

We’re still more than 100 days out from the 2016 Presidential Election—and at this point, it seems like everyone is a political expert. So for SixContest #80, we challenged you to create your own six-word campaign buttons. Many entries stressed

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