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Seven words. Game over. You lose.

by jl333 on November 26, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


I play the six word game with my boss that moved overseas to Australia. The rules are that you're not allowed to ever use more than six words. I asked a question to her in six, and she answered back in 7, not even thinking! This memoir was my response back to her after reading her 7 words.

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