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Sep 2, 2014
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About Six-Word Questions

Six Word Memoirs brings you an entirely new kind of six-word experience: Six-Word Questions. This is the place to pose a question to the Six Word community from, "What are your favorite Six-Word quotations" to challenging members to pen Six-Word Obituaries to the recently departed to Six-Word jokes and any other Six-Word question you can dream up. You can even request that the responses be in six words. Everyone has a question—what's yours?

 
 
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"Are you that color all over?"

My recent sixes about trees/forest and about my non-tan self reminded me of this story.

I was about twenty the first time I ran out of money for my college education, and I returned to my hometown in the western suburbs of Chicago to work for a while.

One of the jobs I had was at a nearby Kentucky Fried Chicken....
 

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