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In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Welcoming means [add four more words]

by TeamSixWords on September 4, 2017   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

"Welcome" can be as simple as a polite greeting to let others know their presence is wanted, or as profound allowing people to cross a country's borders. Whether it's a student who just moved into your college dorm, a new neighbor joining your street, or a refugee who is rebuilding hope on our shores, how do you let someone else know they are welcome? For SixContest #104, share what you think it means to welcome others by completing the phrase “Welcoming means [add four more words].”

And as a special celebration of the new Six-Word Memoirs collection being released on 9/5, we have a copy of Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity and Coming to America for the winner of this month's contest!

If you'd like to share a backstory (we love reading them!), be sure to submit your entry as a six and include the link here in the comments. Please post only one entry per comment.

Remember to tag us and include #WelcomingIn6Words when posting your Six Words to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!


This SixContest runs through Friday, September 29th at 3PM EDT. Submit your entries in the comments below or on our social media pages: twitter.com/sixwords (remember to tag @sixwords) |facebook.com/sixwordmemoirs | instagram.com/six.word.memoirs | sixwordmemoirs.tumblr.com


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